Wednesday, March 06, 2002

Hollings outlawing computers

Over on my blog I've got lots of links and commentary. I can drag a few over here if you like too.

Key phrasing from the bill:

Title I -- Security System Standards

Sec. 101: Prohibition of Certain Devices
(a) In General -- It is unlawful to manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive digital device that does not include and utilize certified security technologies that adhere to the security system standards adopted under section 104.

Sec. 109. Definitions

(3) Interactive digital device -- The term "interactive digital device" means "any machine, device, product, software, or technology, whether or not included with or as part of some other machine, device, product, software, or technology, that is designed, marketed or used for the primary purpose of, and that is capable of, storing, retrieving, processing, performing, transmitting, receiving, or copying information in digital form."

I'm not exaggerating. This is Holling's draft.

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