States Supersize Copyright Laws

Numerous US states are introducing their own “enhancements” of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The new laws may make using a number of digital devices illegal. “By and large, the state bills don’t lay out specific devices that would be deemed illegal. Most follow along the lines of the proposed Tennessee statute, which would criminalize “any communication device which is connected in such a manner that would permit the unauthorized receipt, interception, acquisition, description, transmission or re-transmission of a communication service.”