July 22, 2004 | By Donna Wentworth

Is Your Computer a Loaded Gun?

Siva Vaidhyanthan in today's Salon, on the IICA/Induce Act: "While industry lobbyists swear they would go only after the proprietors of peer-to-peer services, they don't have much credibility. After all, they have already taken the makers of videorecorders and MP3 players to court. Why wouldn't they do all they could to fix other technologies to behave as they wish?"

Speaking of which, today is the hearing on the bill. Check out Ernest Miller's Importance Of... for the latest news -- and if you haven't yet, send a letter to your senator with your concerns.

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