Sunday, July 10, 2005

Lawmaker: Let studios hack P2P networks

A California congressman is preparing a bill that would let copyright owners, such as record labels or movie studios, launch high-tech attacks against file-swapping networks where their wares are traded.

That's cool. As long as the reverse is acceptable. Vigilantism is a sign that people have lost faith in the ability of the law enforcement community to protect their interests. So in the name of justice you take to set-right what is wrong, to personally pick up the sword and seek out your version of equity.

I guess the people behind this sort of effort have failed to see the implications. Is there any law that once passes hasn't been used or abused by others some time down the road to expand, beyond the initial scope intended by the author, the power or privileges extended?

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