September 20, 2020

Fritz's Hit List #21

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: digital sewing machines.

These machines replay digitally prerecorded stitch sequences to make complex pictures and patterns, so they qualify for regulation as “digital media devices” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured digital sewing machines will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate sewing machines!

[Thanks to Rich Brown for suggesting this item.]