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New Bill on Digital Rights Management

On September 16, Sen. Sam Brownback introduced the Consumers, Schools, and Libraries Digital Rights Management Act of 2003.

  • From his press release: “This legislation responds directly to ongoing litigation between the Recording Industry Association of America and Internet service providers Verizon and SBC Communications. This litigation has opened wide all identifying information an ISP maintains on its subscribers, effectively requiring ISPs to make that information available to any party simply requesting the information. The legislation also creates certain minimal protections for consumers legally interacting with digital media products protected by new digital rights management technologies.”
  • The Senator’s September 17 press release, “Brownback Chairs Hearing on Digital Rights Management.”
  • A link to the currently available testimony from the hearing, Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace.
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