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Will the U.S. Congress render your VCR illegal?

Don’t laugh, it just might happen according to the CNET article Antipiracy bill targets technology. If you are using technology that “intentionally induces any violation” of copyright law you could be found liable. Inducement is defined as “aids, abets, induces, counsels, or procures” and since your VCR can copy copyrighted material it is clear that it induces a violation of copyright law. What ever happened to the concept of “fair use”? What’s next, photocopiers?