In Politech, Rep. Berman’s office notes that their bill is rather restrictive and that it does not allow copyright holders to hack, stop file-trading, damage computers, bring down P2P networks, violate privacy, or alter files. But no one has ever explained what copyright holders can do. The bill requires copyright holders do not alter any computer file or data. Thus:

Nor can they cause “economic loss to any person other than affected file traders” or “economic loss of more than $50.00 [to] the affected file trader”. They can’t attempt a denial of service attack because:

I can’t think of anything the copyright holder can do with these tight restrictions. What do Berman and Coble have in mind?

posted September 04, 2002 06:28 PM (Technology) #


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