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A New Copyright Law?


Washington Outlook: CAPITAL WRAPUP

A NEW COPYRIGHT LAW?

-- After a year of wrangling, Congress may soon pass legislation to improve protection of copyrighted digital works. Producers of DVD movies, sound recordings, and software had been pushing for a ban on devices that circumvent the technologies in their products designed to prevent piracy. On July 17, the House Commerce Committee approved a bill, but turf battles with the Judiciary Committee could stall a House vote. The Senate has passed similar legislation.EDITED BY OWEN ULLMANN


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