The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act, aka the Hollings Bill, never became law. If it had--and DRM was required for all hardware and software--the sheer scope of its negative effects would have made the DMCA seem mild. In short, t
Still just a bill on Capitol Hill? In some cases, I wish!
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