[linux-elitists] H.R.3261 -- a bad law in the making

Modus Operandi modus@as220.org
Sat Mar 13 21:24:20 PST 2004


https://gna.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=157 says:

> Congress is currently considering a bill (H.R. 3261) that does for
> facts what the DMCA did for copyright and innovation--it will prevent
> the public from accessing and using information in ways that are
> guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
> 
> When was the last time you used the Internet to check the weather?
> Look up an address or phone number? A sports score? A stock
> portfolio? Although these are all simply facts, your ability to access
> and use this information could soon be locked away, inside someone
> else's database.

The proposed bill is this one:

H.R.3261
Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c108:1:./temp/~c108D6SlG9:e744:

What would Seth David Schoen say?

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