The Obsessively Annotated Introduction to the INDUCE Act

“Yesterday, as C|Net News reported, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) officially introduced the INDUCE Act to the public (Senate bill bans P2P networks)… In int

“Yesterday, as C|Net News reported, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) officially introduced the INDUCE Act to the public (Senate bill bans P2P networks)… In introducing the bill, Hatch provided extensive justifications and arguments on behalf of the bill. Eight pages worth: Before the United States Senate on Introduction of the ‘Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004’ S. 2560. Since it looks like this bill will move quickly in Congress, opponents will have to get up to speed quickly. Thankfully, Hatch provided an excellent guide to the talking points proponents will use. Consequently, I’ve decided to go through Hatch’s introduction and extensively annotate it. However, this is just a response piece and many arguments against the bill won’t be here. The annotation is long, but I think there are definitely some valuable nuggets of information, such as, towards the end, Hatch makes clear he wants criminal enforcement of the Act. My comments are in brackets, bold and italics.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE