SSSCA: Open Letter to Michael Eisner

Hey America,

Amid all the tragedy, the megacorps are trying to pull a fast one on you.

Have you read about the SSSCA yet?

Open Letter to Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO, Walt Disney Company

About the SSSCA:

Security Systems Standards and Certification Act

"It is unlawful to manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive digital device that does not include and utilize certified security technologies that adhere to the security systems standards adopted under section 104."

Also note cute little comments like (paraphrased) "time shifting is okay on non-premium cable channels and non-premium satellite channels." Which means, as soon as it passes, all channels except PBS will become "premium".

Written on September 15, 2001