September 12, 2008

Committee amends, approves “enormous gift” to Big Content

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According to Slashdot, this bill also creates “Copyright Cops” with the ability to seize any machine or data used in (or suspected of use in) copyright infringement.

The Senate Judicial Committee has approved with some modifications the troublesome Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008. As it stands, the bill would still deputize the Justice Department to bring civil suits on behalf of Big Content—and then pass any monetary awards won as a result.

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