Secret Laws

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When last I wrote about the Outlawing of Fair Use of video, I wrote that HR 4569 aims to require analog transmissions to maintain DRM “somehow”.

<p>It turns out the “somehow” has a name, but we don’t know the how.  The name is VEIL, and its workings are secret.  For $10K and an NDA you can get a look at the decoder specs, but nobody can learn how the encoder works.  Passage of this bill would create a <a href="http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=958">secret law</a>, where the citizenry must comply with a technology but may not know how it works or be able to debate its merits in the legislative process. </p>
<p>Again, <a href="http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html">write your Representative</a>.
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