Re: FW: Crypto

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 23:05:07 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Stephen Frost <>
In newsgroup:
> I'd love to believe this, but the actions of the gov't wrt copyright
> law goes very much against this. The Sonny Bono act which extended copyright
> for another 20 years was totally retroactive. The Gutenburg Project actually
> had to remove some books that had put online because they came back under
> copyright restrictions due to the Sonny Bono act.
> I have no clue if they'd try the same thing here. Probably depends
> on if some big business is pushing them.

Yes, the "Disney Welfare Act" (the copyright on all the Disney figures
was about to expire.)


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