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Peer-to-peer hacking bill officially introduced in House

Text of bill as introduced:

Section-by-section analysis, prepared by Rep. Berman and friends:

Berman's statement:

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

Previous Politech message:



    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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