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Yikes, "license distributors" are covered entities:

"c) LICENSE DISTRIBUTORS. - A provider of remote computing service or electronic communication service to the public that distributes licenses for products, services, applications, or software of or by a covered entity shall ensure that any such products, services, applications, or software distributed by such person be capable of complying with subsection (a)."

I suspect it would practically impossible for FOSS projects to comply, and everyone who creates or distributes free and open source software that is capable of encrypting anything would fall under this definition. Also I don't see any provision for existing software... if this bill passes, are we just supposed to stop distributing software on Day 1 until it can be rewritten to make it possible to comply?

This bill is astonishingly stupid, even when compared to the unusually high level of stupidity of federal legislators.




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