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Laws Aimed at Curbing Unauthorized Downloads Criticized

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Laws Aimed at Curbing Unauthorized Downloads Criticized

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The Motion Picture Association of America has been lobbying states to pass legislation that protects movies from unauthorized downloading and file sharing on the Internet. But some critics say that laws intended to restrict file swapping are also violating the privacy of Internet users who are not engaged in illegal activity. Hear NPR's Laura Sydell.

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