The Nuclear Weapon of Digital Rights Law

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From PC Magazine:
“Few examples of technology-related federal legislation have stirred up more controversy in recent years than the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Now the European Union is considering a similar, yet far more sweeping act that could extend to virtually all kinds of intellectual-property protections. Critics describe these proposals as “nuclear weapons of IP law enforcement.” A coalition of over 50 civil-liberties groups is opposing the draft legislation, which is titled the European Union Directive for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. March 8 through 11, the European Plenary will consider whether to pass EUDEIPR into law throughout Europe. More is available here

1:34 am on March 12, 2004