Sunday, March 24, 2002

It's time to invest in home-detention anklets...

because we don't have the jails to house the multitudes who would violate the proposed Act. Its efforts to preserve "the limitations on the exclusive rights of copyright owners, including the fair use doctrine," and to restrict security measures that flat-out prevent copying, appear half-hearted. And leaving fair use considerations aside for a moment, seeking to eliminate a crime by banning the means of carrying it out seems better suited to guns than computers and mp3 players. I'm sure there will be discussion and debate in the legal press and I'll keep my eyes open and try to point you toward anything that looks worthwhile.

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