Draft copyright legislation would sharply limit the right to record and swap TV programs and music, even on imperfect analog equipment,
One provision of the draft legislation would be to exempt the temporary copies of music needed for Webcasting. But critics of the bill pointed out that royalty fees recently adopted by the Librarian of Congress would rended the issue moot by shutting down many Webcasters.
The article speculates that the legislation is designed to preempt other bills designed to loosen copyright restrictions in force under the odious Digital Millenium Copyright Act (PDF). Among its provisions is that the Copyright Office and the Commerce Department report on how effective key provision have been. Only the Copyright Office suggested amending the DMCA in did in its report, which it released last August.