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Old 10-09-2003, 11:39 AM
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Database and Collections of Information Misappropriations Act

Has anyone heard about this legislation which is being proposed in Congress? If I understand it correctly, it could stop the reproduction of factual information in forums such as this. Does anyone have any knowledge of this legislation?
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Old 10-09-2003, 02:55 PM
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Are you talking about HR3531 from back in 1996? That bill went to the Judiciary Committee & never came out, or are you referring to something else?
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Old 10-09-2003, 07:10 PM
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Here is a link on it. I think this only applies if someone sells the information.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/09/23/HNdatabase_1.html
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:03 PM
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I think that it could be argued that this is a commercial site that profits from providing factual information to consumers who would otherwise have to pay for access to a database like alldata or I'm sure MB has their own database for its dealers. I don't know, I've just seen the press articles on the proposed bill. Although they seem to indicate that forums like this could be affected if the bill becomes law. Hopefully it will not.
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