Thursday, August 1, 2002

US Peer to Peer Piracy Prevention Act

the proposed act would enable copyright holders to carry out "blocking, diverting or otherwise impairing" of networks believed to be involved in digital piracy. as john so aptly puts it: "now they will be able to hack you."

after this weekend's DDoS attack, RIAA responds flippantly, "It seems like it provided a temporary distraction from illegally downloading music for someone. Don't they have anything better to do?" if RIAA could legally get away with the same, i suspect they wouldn't have "anything better to do"...

even if the act passes (yikes!), tracking down individuals and establishing guilt may prove easier said than done.

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