03-26-02, 09:05 AM #1
Anti-Copy Bill, good or sheer idiocy?
This is somewhat related to goofyfish's post on the rights to individual's software.
Personally, I think this is the stupidest bill they've thought up in a while. For example:
"If you give it away on a site that has ads, or if you're doing it for reputational value, you're probably still falling in the commercial category."
In a worst-case interpretation, for instance, the CBDTPA means that only pre-ban versions of the Linux operating system could legally be sold inside U.S. borders.