Secret Laws

When last I wrote about the Outlawing of Fair Use of video, I wrote that HR 4569 aims to require analog transmissions to maintain DRM “somehow”.

It turns out the “somehow” has a name, but we don’t know the how. The name is VEIL, and its workings are secret. For $10K and an NDA you can get a look at the decoder specs, but nobody can learn how the encoder works. Passage of this bill would create a secret law, where the citizenry must comply with a technology but may not know how it works or be able to debate its merits in the legislative process.

Again, write your Representative.