Sunday, March 24, 2002
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The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Act
Looking beyond the website for a moment, the latest assault on your rights is right around the corner.
The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Act is the next chapter in controlling your rights on a personal and professional level. This is the newest version of the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act" (SSSCA) which was designed to cripple your computer with digital rights management software and hardware.
On March 21st, Senator Hollings officially announced the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA), formerly known as the SSSCA. Not only will this bill further erode your personal use rights, but it will mandate that every electronic media device must be built with goverment- standardized security technology.
Source: Digital Consumer.Org
The Digital Consumer.Org website has more information. There is a fax service for comments..
Also the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary is soliciting comments.
This started with the Sonny Bono Copyright Extention Act, aka, the Mickey
The Internet can bring the a truly democratic forum to enfranchise the people whose only voice in most cases is a vote against in the voting booths, if they even bother to go that far.
Protecting Creative Works in the Digital Age
The United States Senate's Committee on the Judiciary has a page for user comments.
p i x e l v i e w - behind the screen with independent designers, developers and others.
Eldred v. Ashcroft - Eldred Legal Defense Fund
Here is where to send money.
"Eldred Legal Defense Fund"
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