The Kansas Republican's bill requires that a copyright holder obtain a judge's approval before receiving the name of an alleged peer-to-peer pirate. That would amend the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which a federal court concluded enables a copyright holder to force the disclosure of a suspected pirate's identity without a judge's review. This law is at issue in the recording industry's recent pursuit of the identity of a Verizon Communications subscriber.
The main thrust of the Brownback bill, however, is to slap regulations on digital rights management (DRM) technology,
(via DRMwatch) :: posted by Bryan, 2:34 PM |