No New Copyright Legislation Likely This Year?

Tech and entertainment industry leaders say they don’t expect new bills On copyright law to be introduced in Congress this year. It’s possible that copyright issues have become become so murky that they lack consensus among various industries and “would keep Congress from acting on significant mandates. Initiatives likely to stall include those requiring electronics firms to install controversial copy-protection devices, restricting peer-to-peer file sharing or expanding the rights of consumers to copy their favorite movies and music.”