No Compromise Reached on INDUCE, But Its Still Moving
Thanks to David Padgham (and USACM’s spiffy new blog) for pointing out this Wired story with the latest on sputtering talks to reach a compromise on the Induce Act.
It appears the tech community and the entertainment industry are still far apart on consensus language for the bill — originally designed to create a new form of secondary liability for copyright infringement that would hold technology makers and service providers liable for copyright violations by end users even if they never knew, contemplated, or intended to facilitate user infringement.
Nevertheless, the Senate Judiciary Committee is still scheduled to consider the legislation at markup this morning.
We’ve covered this bill previously, but we’ll have more details as they emerge.
Update: Postponed again.
Another Update: Ernest Miller says it’s dead (for now) and has some additional commentary and links….