July 14, 2024

Fritz's Hit List #24

Today on Fritz’s Hit List: traffic speed cameras.

These cameras snap a picture automatically when they detect a car exceeding the speed limit, so that the police can enforce speed limit laws. Since these cameras record (possibly copyrighted) images in digital form, they qualify for regulation as “digital media devices” under the Hollings CBDTPA. If the CBDTPA passes, any newly manufactured traffic speed cameras will have to incorporate government-approved copy restriction technology.

Fight piracy – regulate traffic cameras!

[Thanks to James Downs for suggesting this item.]