Press coverage about the controversial bill.
Congress Plans DMCA Sequel: The SSSCA
"The sequel is called the 'Security Systems Standards and Certification Act,' and it requires PCs and consumer electronic devices to support 'certified security technologies' to be approved by the Commerce Department." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot]
Senator Hollings and the SSSCA
Discussion of NewsForge story about Senator Hollings' support of SSSCA and his money coming from entertainment industry companies, their lawyers, and their lobbyists. [Slashdot]
SSSCA Hearing
"A Senate Bill will likely force the issue of adding copy protection to hardware." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot]
SSSCA Introduced in Senate
"Wired is reporting that Hollings has officially submitted his newly renamed SSSCA, carrying the moniker Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA)." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot]
Copyright [CBDTPA] Bill Universally Rejected
Reader discussion of Reuters article about public opposition to the bill. [Slashdot] (April 10, 2002)
Seeking Arguments Against the CBDTPA?
Poster asks for arguments to use when talking to their senator. Reader discussion. [Slashdot] (April 04, 2002)
CBDTPA Finds A Champion In the House
"House member Adam Schiff of Burbank is seeking a co-sponsor for his House version of Hollings' CBDTPA." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (March 28, 2002)
D.C. Anti-Piracy Plans Fuel Culture Clash
"The media industry is painting tech executives as uncooperative and uncommitted to the cause of copy protection, a charge that has drawn protests--and now action--from device manufacturers." By John Borland. [CNet] (March 27, 2002)
Proposed Anti-Piracy Bill Braws Fire
"Government and industry leaders say lawmakers would in effect decide the tech industry's 'winners and losers' if proposed government controls on digital media devices become reality." By Stefanie Olson. [CNet] (March 25, 2002)
More Details on the CBDTPA
Information about where to find transcribed text and Web form for submitting comments to Senate Judiciary Committee. Reader discussion. [Slashdot] (March 22, 2002)
More On Why The CBDTPA Sucks
"Yesterday we mentioned the fact that Senator 'Disney Pays My Bills' Hollings had finally introduced the awful CBDTPA bill. It's (not surprisingly) being talked about everywhere, but Wired has a good article explaining why the bill would cause tremendous harm to the US tech world." News and reader discussion. [Techdirt] (March 22, 2002)
Politech: Everyone Hates SSSCA, CBDPTA in Comments to Senate Judicary Panel
Four public comments in opposition to the CBDTPA, submitted to the Senate Judiciary. (March 22, 2002)
Anti-Piracy Bill Finally Sees Senate
"A controversial bill calling for copyright-protection technology in all 'digital media products' is introduced in the Senate." By John Borland. [CNet] (March 21, 2002)
Senate Soliciting Comments on SSSCA
The US Senate Judiciary Committee website has a link requsting comments on DRM and the SSSCA. With reader discussion. [Slashdot] (March 15, 2002)
Republicans Should Back Recording Artists, Consumers
Editorial criticizing Senator Fritz Holling and Democrats for siding with the entertainment industry and against consumers. By Glenn Harlan Reynolds. [Fox News] (March 08, 2002)
Fox Explains Why SSSCA Is Bad
"Fox News is running an article that slams Sen. Fritz Hollings ('The Senator from Disney') and the Democrats (with the notable exception of Rick Boucher) as having betrayed their principles." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (March 07, 2002)
Contact Your Senator and Rep About The SSSCA
"The Electronic Frontier Foundation has an Action Alert on the SSSCA along with a sample letter." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (March 01, 2002)
Senator Brutalizes Intel Rep for Resisting CPRM
"Entertainment industry lapdog Senator Fritz Hollings (Democrat, South Carolina) lashed out at Intel executive VP Leslie Vadasz who warned that the copy-protected PCs Hollings is obediantly promoting on behalf of his MPAA and RIAA handlers would stifle growth in the marketplace." By Thomas C Greene. [Register] (March 01, 2002)
SSSCA Squirms Forward Again Thursday
"Only temporarily tripped up by Sept. 11th (and of course journalists and webmasters calling his office), Fritz Hollings is starting hearings on embedding copy protection in all digital devices and making the removal or circumvention of these protections a crime." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (February 27, 2002)
SSSCA Hearings Postponed Under Heavy Opposition
"Senate Commerce Committee's hearings on the SSSCA have been postponed due to mounting opposition, particularly from those in the tech community." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (October 26, 2001)
Tech Heavyweights and the SSSCA
"The Computer Systems Policy Project, a trade group which includes IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Compaq, Dell, and Motorola, has officially stated their opposition to the SSSCA, calling it 'an unwarranted intrusion by the government.'" News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (October 23, 2001)
SSSCA Hearing October 25th: Free Software Threatened
News and reader comments about Senate Commerce Committee hearing. [Slashdot] (October 19, 2001)
Red Hat puts out Legislation Alert on the SSSCA
"Red Hat has announced a legislation alert for the SSSCA. They are collecting comments to hand to lawmakers." News and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (October 10, 2001)
Industry Divided Over SSSCA
Discussion of EE Times story about the SSSCA and how it divides the industry. [Slashdot] (October 01, 2001)
Copy-control Senator Sleeps While Fair-use Rights Burn
"Picture a future where distributing Linux is a crime punishable by a hefty fine and a prison sentence. If that sounds ridiculous, then you haven't run into the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act." By Dan Berkes. [Newsforge] (September 22, 2001)
SSSCA: The DMCA's Evil Twin Brother
"The music and recording industry with the help of Senator Fritz Hollings (D - S.C.), the powerful chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, are pressuring Congress to rewrite the copyright laws, in their favor." [Workisa4letterword] (September 10, 2001)
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