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July 2002 Archive

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July 31,2002   July 24,2002   July 17,2002    July 10,2002   July 3,2002 

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July 31, 2002          RETURN TO TOP

Representative Howard Berman, a Democrat from California, proposed a bill, THE P2P PIRACY PREVENTION ACT that Hank and Joe felt was a bad law. It is backed by the Entertainment industry which contributed to his election campaign with soft money. Basically, the law says that if you are violating a copyright, the copyright owner has the right to go into your web site or computer and hack it. For example, a music company could attempt to block the unauthorized distribution of their copyrighted music by disrupting the operation of peer to peer networks.