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Re: S. 1284 To Amend (C) Act

>  S. 1284,  s1201:  "No person shall import, manufacture or distribute
>  any device, product, or component incorporated into a device or
>  product, or offer or perform any service, the primary purpose or
>  effect of which is to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or otherwise
>  circumvent, without the authority of the copyright owner or the
>  law, any process, treatement, mechanism or system which prevents
>  or inhibits the violation of any of the exclusive rights of the
>  copyright owner under section 106."

IANAL, but I thought these types of laws were already tested and deemed  
unconstitutional in cases involving video-tape copying boxes, dual video  
cassette dubbing decks, SCMS 'scrubbers', etc...