Hatch and INDUCE


The Standard Examiner has an editorial on Senator Hatch's INDUCE Act which targets P2P technology in defense of the Music and Movie industries. I agree with what they've said. P2P is about much more than illegally sharing copyrighted materials. I believe INDUCE gives incumbent companies power to veto technology that threatens their business model regardless of its benefits in other areas. This is bad policy and bad business. Interestingly almost no one protected by this bill lives in Utah and Utah companies would be hurt disproportionately by this bill since they tend to be smaller and rely more on innovation to displace established companies.