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October 07, 2002

Hollywood pushes to put Government spyware on your computer

Click here to learn what the government wants to put on your computer!The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act is a bill (S. 2048) proposed in Congress by Senators Fritz Hollings (D-SC) and Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), along with Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI), John Breaux (D-LA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

The law would force all new personal computers and digital home entertainment devices sold in the United States to have government-approved "policeware" built-in.

This policeware would restrict your use of copyrighted material on these devices -- including music files and CD's, video clips, DVD's, e-books, and more.

Visit now to sign a petition and to learn how to contact your Representatives in Congress.

While contacting them be sure to mention that you support Rep. Zoe Lofgren, (D-CA), plans to introduce the "Digital Choice and Freedom Act," which would ensure consumers can copy CDs, DVDs and other digital works for personal use, just as they now do with TV shows and audio tapes.

Posted in Politics & Law by usrbingeek at 2002-10-07 12:39 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink


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