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[dvd-discuss] "Digital Piracy: On the Rise?"
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- From: "Michael A Rolenz" <Michael.A.Rolenz(at)aero.org>
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 10:44:46 -0800
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"Digital Piracy: On the Rise?"
ZDNet (02/11/02); Borland, John
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph Biden
(D-Del.) has commissioned a report detailing the need to
bolster anti-piracy efforts at home and abroad. The release
of the report will coincide with a committee hearing
focusing on the spread of digital piracy. Testimony will be
heard from leading executives from the music and
entertainment industries. In its current draft, Biden's
report recommends that U.S. trade officials negotiate with
foreign countries for stronger intellectual property
enforcement regulations, while foreign governments should
crack down on software piracy within their own
organizations. "As businesses struggle to adapt to the new
economic landscape, we need to ensure that government
authorities throughout the world, and at home, are prepared
to address the new challenges before them," Biden writes in
his report. Lawmakers are sharply divided on legislation to
safeguard against piracy. Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) has
introduced a proposal to embed anti-piracy technology in
digital devices such as DVD players and PCs, while Rep. Rick
Boucher (D-Va.) is seeking to revise copyright law that
makes it illegal to circumvent anti-piracy protections.