Copyright Bill Needs Big Changes

“In response to a request from a Senate committee, consumer electronics companies and public-interest groups on Tuesday submitted changes to a controversial copyright bill that would hold technology companies liable for encouraging people to infringe copyright.

The Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act (SB2560), sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), is supported by the music labels and Hollywood studios, which say peer-to-peer software — which some music fans have used to share copyright files illegally — has wreaked havoc on their livelihood [...]”

SOURCE: Wired News

RELATED NOTE: Also see USACM’s letter on the Induce Act.

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