Hollywood hacking bill hits House - 2002-07-25

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F285.png Hollywood hacking bill hits House July 25, 2002, Declan McCullagh, CNET News

As previously reported by CNET News.com, the measure would dramatically rewrite federal law to permit nearly unchecked electronic disruptions if a copyright holder has a "reasonable basis" to believe that piracy is occurring.

The bill, sponsored by Reps. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and Howard Coble, R-N.C., would immunize groups such as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) from all state and federal laws if they disable, block or otherwise impair a "publicly accessible peer-to-peer file-trading network."

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{{cite news | first = Declan | last = McCullagh | title = Hollywood hacking bill hits House | url = http://news.cnet.com/2100-1023-946316.html | work = CNET News | date = July 25, 2002 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}