There was a good article about a bad bill, the INDUCE Act, on Wired.com today. I’m thinking it might be a good time to practice what can sometimes feel an exercise in futility and send a letter to my elected officials.
Until recently, much of the discussion among tech enthusiasts about a controversial anti-piracy bill known as the Induce Act has focused on the proposed law’s improbability.
Put forth by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the bill has been ridiculed by techies as so poorly written that it could unintentionally ban anInduce Act Draws Support, Venom
infinite range of everyday tools — iPods, DVD burners, even paper and pencil.
[Induce Act Draws Support, Venom via Wired.com]
I guess we’ll see when/if I get the same form letter back from some intern. Hopefully this bill doesn’t make it to the floor before the congressional session ends in Oct.