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Peer-to-peer hacking bill officially introduced in House



Text of bill as introduced:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/berman.coble.p2p.final.072502.pdf

Section-by-section analysis, prepared by Rep. Berman and friends:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/berman.coble.p2p.analysis.072502.html

Berman's statement:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/berman.coble.p2p.statement.072502.html

Compare and contrast to draft of bill circulated in the last week (no major 
changes):
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/berman.coble.p2p.draft.072402.pdf (warning: 
1+ MB file)

Previous Politech message:
http://www.politechbot.com/p-03793.html

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http://news.com.com/2100-1023-946316.html?tag=politech

    Hollywood hacking bill hits House
    By Declan McCullagh
    July 25, 2002, 10:25 AM PT

    WASHINGTON--Copyright owners would be able to legally hack into
    peer-to-peer networks, according to a bill introduced in the House of
    Representatives on Thursday.

    As previously reported by CNET News.com, the measure would
    dramatically rewrite federal law to permit nearly unchecked electronic
    disruptions if a copyright holder has a "reasonable basis" to believe
    that piracy is occurring.

    [...]




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