12 March 1996 Consumer protection act for digital products
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Proceedings Volume 2616, Information Protection and Network Security; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232258
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Abstract
This report proposes a `Consumer Protection Act for Digital Products' to support electronic commerce and to control the increasing abuse and lack of security on the national information highways. Patterned after the `Food and Drug Act of 1906 (21 USC)' and subsequent legislation, a new agency similar to that of the FDA would have the authority `to develop administrative policy with regard to the safety, effectiveness, and labeling of digital products and their communications for human use, and to review and evaluate new applications of such products.' Specifically, it is proposed that standards, originally developed by the defense industry for the labeling, enveloping, and authentication of digital products delivered to the Government, be extended to promote global electronic commerce by protecting the intellectual property rights of producers, establishing their liability for the end-use of digital products, and give consumers means for informed decision making and purchase.
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Viktor E. Hampel, "Consumer protection act for digital products", Proc. SPIE 2616, Information Protection and Network Security, (12 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232258; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.232258
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Data communications

Standards development

Defense and security

Information security

Video

Computer security

Televisions

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