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The Software Industry & Anti-Piracy Technologies

Can the software industry expect to move forward without resorting to goernment-devised standards in the area of anti-piracy technologies?

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Can the software industry expect to move forward without resorting to goernment-dvised standards in the area of anti-piracy technologies?
"The marketplace - not the Government - should determine who the winners and the losers are in the Digital Rights Management (DRM) space. Only through mutually accepted DRM standards developed by stakeholders and competition in the DRM industry will the best technology solutions for digital piracy be available, "said Wasch. continued: "We, therefore, strongly urge Senators to oppose S. 2048."
"SIIA has fought piracy for the last 16 years, longer than any other trade association," said Mark Bohannon, SIIA General Counsel & Senior Vice President Public Policy. "During that time, we've gained invaluable experience in determining which anti-piracy policies are effective and which are counterproductive. Based on this experience, it is our conclusion that S. 2048 is bad policy and establishes an unwarranted and ...

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