Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority | WIRED

Part of the solution is to fix our laws here at home to set a better balance between technology and other important values. That is why I introduced a new bill last week to rewrite the restrictive anti-circumvention language in DMCA. This law makes us more vulnerable to cyberattacks by criminalizing research into security holes in our software and electronics. It makes it far too difficult to create accessible versions of e-books and other materials for those with impaired vision and other disabilities. And it simply doesn’t reflect the realities of today’s digital economy. This bill makes it clear that the US can roll back overly broad IP laws even after they are subjects in a trade negotiation.

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