This story sounds like another media-place telling us what they want us to hear and edit the stories for maximum impact and response. Moszt likely many things were taken out of context if it’s the usual american media. Out of all the media outlets, television is the worst, then newspapers then mags. I don’t believe a word of it. They are there to make money and sell crap. And another VERY important thing is that probably 99% of the computer hardware is made in third world countries or china or mexico, etc. They don’t have any such rules like that there! It’s very, very futile to put and false sense of security with copy protections. Anything that is made to keep someone out, can be cracked and/or broken. Since so many companies are trying to cut their costs in this hurting market and economy these days, I very much doubt that they will want to spend extra money to make a feature that isn’t useful for them! Plus, remember the fiasco with the pentium 2’s and 3’s with that gay ass serial number crap? That got alot of people very upset but look how easy it is/was to disable it. All the mobo companies that I know of now make it so that you can disable that in the bios. It’s all useless and futile! Another jackass senator want’s to change the world and make himself more popular and wealthy. Wanna know an interesting fact about United States Senators? There is NO college or university requirements to actually be a senator. Hell, as far as I know, you don’t have to even have a high school diploma! All you have to be is a smooth talking bullshit artist, make promises that you’ll never keep but that will move the people enough to vote for you! We, the people, vote these jerkoffs into office, only for them to ignore the very people that got them to where they are at now. AND they only do things that will get them votes. They don’t give a damn about what the public wants, if it doesn’t suit their fancy!