Earlier today, we were made aware of a new piece of intellectual property legislation, S. 4110. This bill is an appalling example of special interests run wild.
Under this bill, the idea of ‘enabling’ copyright infringement would be freed from any rational restriction, and enforced by a government agency. Even more seriously, this bill could lead to the destruction of the Internet.
Perhaps most disturbing, this bill requires film screenings for Congressional staff to occur in theaters that are “luxurious yet intimate.” How can this type of vague government regulation ever be complied with? It imposes an impermissible regulatory burden on those who dream of screening films for Congressional staffers.
Read the bill and sound off in the comments – is Public Knowledge overreacting?