Has the FCC stepped into computers as well?

Posted by Mitchell - November 16, 2004 (entry 254)

There's excellent commentary here and here and here about an FCC brief in which the FCC gives itself power over home computers. This contrasts the FCC's mission to handle TV, radio, satellite, and cable. But there is a fuzzy line combined technologies (e.g., TiVo). Has the FCC overstepped its boundaries in this case?

In other tech-and-media news, the corporate lobbies for music and movies are trying to ram through legislation to stymie peer-to-peer networks, and in so doing also drain what blood is left from the public domain. Small suggestion: You might want to get involved.

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