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Senator Hollings' draft legislation to *really* "fix" the architecture of the Internet - copy protection in all electronic devices

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· Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) (40/40) · February 28, 2002 Hearing (10/10)

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-REC A Call to End Copyright Confusion
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh and Ben Dolen; December 18, 2001. Jack Valenti is throwing his weight around - will the industry fall for his threat that the SSSCA or something like it will emerge unless the industry implements hardwired digital rights management?
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-REC Digital Security Fomenting a Feud
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh; February 27, 2002. Hearings on the SSSCA are causing major unrest. With links. And a Slashdot discussion: SSSCA Squirms Forward Again Thursday. A followup article from Wired.com: High-Tech: US Out of Hollywood also by Declan McCullagh
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-REC Ignore SSSCA, risk becoming a 'federal felon, overnight'
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NewsForge.com; Tina Gasperson; October 2, 2001. Lots of links to some pretty nerve-wracking content.....
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-REC New Copyright Bill Heading To DC
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Wired; Declan McCullagh; September 7, 2001. "Music and record industry lobbyists are quietly readying an all-out assault on Congress this fall in hopes of dramatically rewriting copyright laws." No, it's not about fixing anti-circumvention - it's about mandating encryption standards for copy-protection into all consumer electronics. Update: here's a Slashdot discussion and a kuro5hin discussion
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-REC Republicans Should Back Recording Artists, Consumers
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FOX News; Glenn Harlan Reynolds; March 7, 2002. Kind of amazing, how politics works. 'Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C., is at it again. Although he represents South Carolina, Hollings is sometimes known as the "Senator from Disney" because of his eagerness to support the interests of the motion picture and record industries and their lobbying arms, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Record Industry Association of America.' There's a Slashdot discussion: Fox Explains Why SSSCA Is Bad
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-REC SSSCA Hearing
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Slashdot.org; March 1, 2002. A really distressing collection of links, echoing concerns cited elsewhere about imposing hardware limits on copying - disabling hardware to meet IP agendas.
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-REC The Customer is Always Wrong
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MSNBC; Steven Levy; March 11 issue of Newsweek. "Music and film moguls, and a few senators, think fans are thieves—and want to cripple technology to stop you from making copies" - there's a Slashdot discussion: The Customer Is Always Wrong
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-'Killer DMCA' to mandate digital-rights compliant hardware
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The Register; Thomas c. Greene; September 10, 2001. More on Hollings' bill-in-the-making
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-A Cop in Every Computer
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Law.COm; Mike Godwin; January 16, 2002. "The content and technology industries differ over an initiative that would build infringement-sniffing powers into new computers." Slashdot discussion: Hardware Copy Protection Battles
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-Bill would build antipiracy into PCs
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Boston Globe; Hiawatha Bray; September 11, 2001. An interesting subhead - "Some say move may curb legal activities, increase firms' costs." While the challenge to "fair use" is clear, the cost to firms is a little more obscure to me....
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-Cal Senator: Hollywood Over Tech
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh; March 15, 2002 - Dianne Feinstein is supporting SSSCA. Arlen Spector too; Orrin Hatch if neccessary. Opposed are Patrick Leahey and Sam Brownback letter to the editor
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-Consumer Technology Bill of Rights?
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Slashdot.org; March 14, 2002. Links and discussion about the DigitalConsumer.org www site.
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-Content Spat Split on Party Lines
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh; March 1, 2002.
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-Convergence indeed: Picking cotton for Bill
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www.farces.com; Michael Fraase; October 9, 2001. A strongly worked criticism of the pending act, and "digital convergence" in general.
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-Copy protection bill divides industry, hollywood
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EE Times; Junko Yoshida and George Leopold; October 1, 2001. A description of the split emerging over SSSCA; a loss of design flexibility - with a Slashdot discussion: Industry Divided Over SSSCA
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-Copy-control Senator sleeps while fair-use rights burn
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The Register; Dan Berkes; September 22, 2001.
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-Cryptome SSSCA Information
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cryptome.org - SSSCA information and links
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-Digital Controls Senate Hearing Postponed
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Gillmore's Weblog; Dan Gillmor<; October 23, 2001
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-Digital War of Words: Now on CD
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Wired.com Brad King; March 14, 2002. Hilary Rosen speaks up
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-Disney Blames Apple for Music Piracy
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Slashdot.org; MArch 4, 2002. It just keeps coming down - more and more criticism of the positions taken by the SSSCA proponents. With some interesting links
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-Draft bill calls for gov't copyright standard
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ZDNet News; Robert Lemos; September 11, 2001 - a broad description of the pending controversy this draft bill is starting up....
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-False Alarm
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idg.net; David Weinberger; November 30, 2001. "Is the open-source movement being suckered by the SSSCA?"
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-Further Analysis of the Draft SSSCA
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kuro5hin.org; hillct; October 2, 2001. An op-ed piece on the SSSCA, with community discussion
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-Hey, Disney: Keep your hands off our hardware!
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ZDNet; David Coursey; March 14, 2002.
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-Hollings Sets Hearing on Copy Control, Explains Need for New Law
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WebNoize.com; Mark Lewis; October 18, 2001. kuro5hin links and commentary here: Webnoize: Hollings schedules SSSCA hearings for Oct 25
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-Hollywood Loves Hollings' Bill
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh; September 11, 2001. Conflict between 'geektavists' and movie-makers brewing. Preston Padden, executive vice president of the Walt Disney Company helped to craft the legislation.
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-House Cool to Copy Protection
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh and Robert Zarate; March 4, 2002. Apparently the House is not quite as gung-ho as the Senate Commerce Committee.
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-Open Letter to Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO, Walt Disney Company
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LinuxJournal.com; Don MArti; September 14, 2001. Discussion of the implications of the SSSCA for a free and open Internet.
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-Piracy, or Innovation? It's Hollywood vs. High Tech
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New York Times; Amy Harmon; March 14, 2002.
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-Point, Click, Legislate and Play
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Wired.com; Brad King; August 1, 2001. Discussions on Capitol Hill have started on legislating a security standard for media files, with Fritz Hollings (D-SC) part of the group.
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-Protecting Media Giants
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Boston Globe; Hiawatha Bray; Spetember 27, 2001. A clear-eyed look at the SSSCA by someone I usually don't expect clear thinking from. OTOH, this isn't an article about Microsoft, so maybe it's not quite so surprising.
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-Security Rules - the SSSCA's Potential harm to the Digital Lifestyle
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osOpinion; Manual Amador; September 17, 2001. With commentary on LinuxToday here - this is essentially a repackaging of the Amador postings elsewhere - just more distribution....
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-Security Systems Standards and Certification Act
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Declan McCullagh's Politech; proposed legislation from Sen. Hollings (D-SC)
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-Senator brutalizes Intel rep for resisting CPRM
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The Register; Thomas C. Greene; March 1, 2002.
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-SSSCA gets a hearing Oct. 25 -- can it be stopped?
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NewsForge.com; Tina Gasperson; October 19, 2001
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-SSSCA Hearings Postponed Under Heavy Opposition
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Slashdot; October 26, 2001
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-Taming the Consumer's Computer
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New York Times; Jonathan Zittrain; March 11, 2002. An opinion piece of the dangers of the SSSCA; plus there's a Slashdot discussion: SSSCA Editorials
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-Tech giants pan anti-piracy mandate
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CNet News: John Borland; October 22, 2001 (a possible repeat, but might as well be thorough)
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-Tech Heavyweights and the SSSCA
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Slashdot; October 23, 2001. Discussion and commentary on the indutry groups forming around the SSSCA, pro and con
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-Techs broadside anti-piracy plan
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ZDNet News; John Borland; October 22, 2001. "Technology industry heabyweights are trying to kill a Hollywood-backed plan heading for Congress that would require anti-piracy protections in PCs, CD players and other consumer electronic devices." Don't miss the ZDNet Talkbacks!
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-The SSCA and its potential effects
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LinuxToday; Manual Amador; September 11, 2001. A screed from an author at Plastic
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-The SSSCA, Microsoft's Answer to the DoJ?
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IWeThey BBS; "ben_tilly" - An analysis of the SSSCA that suggests that *only* Microsoft's .NET software can possibly comply.....
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-Usenix Takes Stand Against ATA and SSSCA
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Slashdot; CmdrTaco; October 7, 2001.
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