The Pure Software Act Of 2006

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But there is another way to fight spyware — an approach that would work because the authors are legitimate organizations. Congress could pass legislation requiring that software distributed in the United States come with product labels that would reveal to consumers specific functions built into the programs. Such legislation would likely have the same kind of pro-consumer results as the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 — the legislation that is responsible for today’s labels on food and drugs.

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