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Re: S. 1284 To Amend (C) Act

"Tom Bell" <[email protected] wrote:

>The 9/28/95 Congression Report states that Senators Hatch and Leahy 
>have introduced a bill to amend the Copyright Act in accord with the 
>suggestions of the recent White Paper on the National Information 
>Infrastructure.  In relevant part, S. 1284:  1) makes transmission of copies a 
>type of publication (and thus potentially a means of infringing a 
>copyright); and 2) prohibits the importation, manufacture, or 
>distribution of any device the primary purpose of which is to 
>deactivate any technological protections that prevent or inhibit the 
>violation of copyrights.

What occurs to me is that PGP could be considered a "device" to obscure contents of data therby preventing the determination of a copyright violation.


>Tom W. Bell
>Assistant Professor 
>Law and Technology Program
>UD Law School
>[email protected]
>PGP fingerprint:
>78 06 76 AC 32 38 A6 4C  B3 81 F4 1E 2E 27 AC 71