The INDUCE Act could be used to penalize any person or company who provides a device or service that could do anything to bring added value to intellectual property. The photocopier could illegally “tempt” its users to duplicate copyrighted material. Broadband providers could be held liable for “tempting” users to download songs. While established corporations might be able to withstand such lawsuits, entrepreneurs with novel, perhaps revolutionary technology could falter under the legal threats and expenses. With the Induce Act, the iPod of the 22nd century might never be released.

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