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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

INDUCE This

Last year, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah introduced S.2560, popularly known as the INDUCE Act. It makes anyone who..."intentionally aids, abets, induces, or procures, and intent may be shown by acts from which a reasonable person would find intent to induce infringement based upon all relevant information about such acts then reasonably available to the actor, including whether the activity relies on infringement for its commercial viability" liable as an infringer.

The above is so glaringly overbroad it isn't funny. Well, now we have a California (where else?) version of the INDUCE act that was introduced last week (S.96). The latter seeks to criminalize the peer-to-peer sharing of copyrighted works. Violators could be fined up to $2,500 and be forced to spend not more than one year in jail. Again, this bill is overbroad and probablu unnecessary. The blog boingboing states that the provision would include sharing of information "via email, IM, Web-browsers, and every other tool for exchanging data on the Internet."

Later


6 Comments:

  • At 10:24 PM, Blogger MikeMc46 said…

    Nice blog site Koz. While searching websites looking for mp3 music sharing related info, I decided to try blog sites. Wow, there are so many of them it's amazing. I never heard of or knew what a blog was until last year. Now they're everywhere. And it seems like everybody but me has one. Anyway, I'm trying to improve my site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com and was originally looking for relevant information I could use. Got sidetracked a lttle bit....lol. It was interesting. Thanks Koz, Mike

     
  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger MikeMc46 said…

    Nice blog site Koz. While searching websites looking for peer 2 peer related info, I decided to try blog sites. Wow, there are so many of them it's amazing. I never heard of or knew what a blog was until last year. Now they're everywhere. And it seems like everybody but me has one. Anyway, I'm trying to improve my site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com and was originally looking for relevant information I could use. Got sidetracked a lttle bit....lol. It was interesting. Thanks Koz, Mike

     
  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger Memcco P2P said…

    Hi and hello there Koz, I get sidetracked easily these days. After spending many hours checking out websites looking for peer 2 peer related info. I decided to try some blog sites. I found much more usable and updated information on the blog related sites than the regular websites...this is very cool. I gotta get me one of these when I find the time. My site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com needed some updated info. After that, I thought I would check out some of the other kind of blog sites. Some are pretty cool. It's been fun. Thanks Koz, mike

     
  • At 12:23 AM, Blogger MikeMc46 said…

    Hi and hello there Koz, I get sidetracked easily these days. After spending many hours checking out websites looking for peer 2 peer related info. I decided to try some blog sites. I found much more usable and updated information on the blog related sites than the regular websites...this is very cool. I gotta get me one of these when I find the time. My site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com needed some updated info. After that, I thought I would check out some of the other kind of blog sites. Some are pretty cool. It's been fun. Thanks Koz, mike

     
  • At 7:23 PM, Blogger Memcco P2P said…

    Blogging is still new to me Koz. I never heard of or knew what a blog was until about 6 months ago. Wow, there are so many of them it's amazing. Now they're everywhere. And it seems like everyone has one but me. I was looking for websites with info about peer to peer. Then I decided to try blogs. Anyway, I'm trying to improve my site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com for all the music and movie lovers out there, and was originally looking for relevant information I could use. Got sidetracked a lttle bit....lol. It was interesting. Thanks Koz, Mike
    Hi and hello there Koz, I get sidetracked easily these days. After spending many hours checking out websites looking for peer to peer related info. I decided to try some blog sites. I found much more usable and updated information on the blog related sites than the regular websites...this is very cool. I gotta get me one of these when I find the time. My site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com needed some updated info. After that, I thought I would check out some of the other kind of blog sites. Some are pretty cool. It's been fun. Thanks Koz, mike

     
  • At 2:57 AM, Blogger Admin said…

    Hi Koz,
    I was investigating p2p sharing related stuff when I found your blog. While INDUCE This wasn't exactly what I was after, it made interesting reading so I'll be sure to pop by again. I'm off to find out more information about p2p sharing. Keep up the good work.

     

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