January 19, 2005

Possible jail time?

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:53 pm

Peer to Peer companies beware, you could go to jail. New law proposal means that if you create a program intended to transfer data from one computer to another, it could lead to legal wrangles.
” This bill would provide that any person or entity that sells,
advertises, or distributes peer-to-peer file sharing software, as
defined, that enables the user to electronically disseminate
recordings or audiovisual works over the Internet who fails to
exercise reasonable care in preventing use of the software to commit
an unlawful act with respect to a commercial recording or audiovisual
work, or a violation of provisions related to production,
possession, distribution, or advertisement of obscene matter
depicting a minor under 18 years of age, or tampering with,
interference with, damage to, or unauthorized access to computer data
or systems, is punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,500,
imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or
by both that fine and imprisonment.”

Hehe yeah this is the case… funny eh? Think it will pass? OH WAIT IT WOULD OUTLAW THE INTERNET-EMAIL-INTERNET CHAT-WEB CAMS- etc… damn… that sucks…

link to the proposal itself:

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