That is supposed to make it illegal to provide technology that might encourage copyright infringement.
When I first read about this thing, it meant that things as basic as cd burners, vcrs with a record function, and pretty much any other form of blank media… was something that could be considered a means to encourage copyright infringement.
Hell, if you want to get even more weird about it, this law could apply to a word processor, because some doofus could get bored one day, and type a book into his word processor and post the document file on his website for everyone. Hence infringing on the holder’s copyrights to that material.
Basically, the world as we know it would have to change as a result of this law. It could affect everything you do on a day to day basis. I’m not sure how Microsoft should feel about Word, or how Sun should feel about StarOffice given this bill.… [Read More]