May 26, 2024

Fritz's Hit List #22

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: the Athena Mars Exploration Rovers.

These machines, which are designed to explore the surface of the planet Mars, record and transmit digital video and images, so they qualify for regulation as “digital media devices” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured Mars Rovers will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate Mars Rovers!

[Thanks to Dan Maas for suggesting this item.]