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Re: Bill Could Ban iPod, TiVo, Google and More
Posted by: Christopher Smith 2004-07-30 18:29:01
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Already infamous in cyberspace for his comment last year that he wanted to remotely blow up computers of illegal song swappers, Sen. Orrin Hatch has triggered another din in the digital world. This time, it is the possibility that the popular digital music player Apple iPod would be outlawed under legislation Hatch, R-Utah, is sponsoring. Technology Web logs, online user group forums, even National Public Radio have reported that Hatch's so-called Induce Act would potentially make devices like the iPod illegal.

the tip of the iceberg
Posted by: Raedkahaby 2004-08-03 07:36:09 In reply to: Christopher Smith
The idea that hard disc or removable media being outlawed is only the tip of the iceberg. The induce bill would outlaw anything that could "induce" piracy. You didn't mention that the email system itself is fundamentally no different than any other file sharing network. It exchanges files between two devices. This also clearly includes any device connection that is beyond a certain speed. It could easily be argued that any connection beyond say 28.8 would be illegal as well. So your firewire, USB 1 and 2, all modems, and the internet itself is illegal. This law is the most ignorant and poorly reasoned solution to any problem I have ever seen by any person above the age of 6 years old.
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