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CopyRight Hell December 20, 2005

Posted by d4ft in Copyright, Politics.
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I would like to bring a couple of issues of peer to peer and Intelectual property to you guys’ (no one) attention. I am going to quote a couple headlines and comment on each one.

“Analog hole” legislation introduced…

Calling the ability to convert analog video content to a digital format a “significant technical weakness in content protection,” H.R. 4569 would require all consumer electronics video devices manufactured more than 12 months after the DTCSA is passed to be able to detect and obey a “rights signaling system” that would be used to limit how content is viewed and used. That rights signaling system would consist of two DRM technologies, Video Encoded Invisible Light (VEIL) and Content Generation Management System—Analog (CGMS-A), which would be embedded in broadcasts and other analog video content.
Under the legislation, all devices sold in the US would fall under the auspices of the DTCSA: it would be illegal to “manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic” in such products. It’s a dream-come-true for Hollywood, and in combination with a new broadcast flag legislation (not yet introduced) would strike a near-fatal blow to the long-established right of Fair Use.
I think this is TOTAL BS once more It gives Way to much control towards the nasty, nasty MPAA and RIAA. I repeat this bill does NOT help the public as copyright was meant to. It is only meant to serve the blind, sick corperations. They’re ideal market is a world of sluggish, tv zombies. I am boycotting such conditions.


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