A side-effect of the Clinton Administration programs to build the NII was a push by cultural industries to expand the scope of copyright. This led to the creation of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It was also used by the patent industry in order to widen the scope of patentability.
NII includes more than just the physical facilities (more than the cameras, scanners, keyboards, telephones, fax machines, computers, switches, compact disks, video and audio tape, cable, wire, satellites, optical fiber transmission lines, microwave nets, switches, televisions, monitors, and printers) used to transmit, store, process, and display voice, data, and images; it encompasses a wide range of interactive functions, user-tailored services, and multimedia databases that are interconnected in a technology-neutral manner that will favor no one industry over any other.
Executive Order 12864 - United States Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure. (Pres William J. Clinton) (September 15, 1993)
Sep 20, 1993; By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the...
SLA State-of-the-Art Institute: "A New frontier."(Special Libraries Association and the National Information Infrastructure)
Dec 01, 1994; The annual Special Libraries Association State-of-the-Art Institute broke tradition this year by not being based solely on...