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September 20, 2004
Induce Act on the Move
There's a new Hollywood Variety piece (ad-view req.) on Friday's coalition letter (PDF) asking Senators Hatch and Leahy to put the breaks on the Induce Act, which could see some movement in committee as early as tomorrow. It's short but sends precisely the right message, especially in stating unambiguously that "The Induce Act would usher in the most sweeping changes to current copyright law since the U.S. Supreme Court blessed the VCR in 1984."
Luckily, as Jason points out at Deep Links, the companies that could be targeted by any or all of the competing versions of the bill are now stepping forward. The question they're finally asking: "We've got two weeks to weigh the merits of a bill that would reverse the doctrine that brought us twenty years of technological innovation?"
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