The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Chairman Orrin Hatch’s INDUCE Act — a dangerous piece of legislation that ostensibly protects copyright by making liable anyone who “intentionally aids, abets, induces or procures” a copyright violation. As Intel VP Les Vadasz writes in today’s WSJ:
Sen. Hatch and others argue that the bill will protect kids from porn and punish those who “intentionally induce” piracy. In reality it will do neither. But it will do serious harm to innovation.
(Thanks to Ed Felten for the pointer).
Here’s the witness list for tomorrow’s hearing.