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Unformatted text preview: s necessitated new copyright legislation, called the
Digital Millenium Copyright Act (1998), to improve protection of copyrighted digital
products. In addition, producers of DVD movies, music recordings, and software want
protection from devices designed to circumvent antipiracy elements of their products.26 Consumer Protection There are many consumer-oriented federal laws regard- consumerism A movement started to increase
the influence, rights, and
power of consumers ing products. The various laws include more than 30 amendments and separate laws
relating to food, drugs, and cosmetics, such as the Infant Formula Act (1980), the
Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (1990), new labeling requirements for dietary
supplements (1997), and proposed labeling guidelines for trans fats (2006).27 Various other consumer protection laws have a broader scope, such as the Fair Packaging
and Labeling Act (1966), the Child Protection Act (1966), and the Consumer Product Safety Act (1972), which established the Consumer Product Safety Commission
to monitor product safety and establish uniform product safety standards. Many of
these laws came about because of...
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