Sen. Hatch Writes Technology-Friendly Bill?
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Seriously, this is surprising. The same man who heavily lobbied for the DMCA, extended publishers' copyrights by another 20 years, proposed that we blow up someone's computer if they use Kazaa, and wrote the INDUCE Act is proposing heavily limiting the scope of patent lawsuits. Has Orrin finally seen the light?
Color me a skeptic. His track record on technology issues is abysmal, making him more of a Luddite than Sen. Ted "Tubes" Stevens. (I'm sure they smash looms together on the weekends.) If this bill does what Micron thinks it does, then I'm all for it, but I'm not counting Hatch as a changed man just yet. He's got a lot of penance due for his previous bad bills.