Hollywood vs. High-Tech, Round 2

“Intellectual property legislation that failed to pass in Congress last year likely will reappear in the new session, but after 2004’s bitter battle, technology and consumer groups are ready to get more aggressive.” The effort to prevent stricter copyright enforcement is likely to have more corporate muscle behind it this year as well. Last year’s battles convinced many high-tech companies that they needed to go on the offensive, lest they get steamrolled by the entertainment industry’s highly effective Congressional lobbying.