I was doing my regular reading when I happened upon a story about Senator Orrin Hatch saying that he was in favor of remotely destroying a person’s computer for violating copyright laws. Now, I’m no legal expert, but I’m also no dummy. That’s illegal! And aside from being illegal, it’s just plain idiotic. I understand the frustration that the industry and its supporters are feeling, but merely suggesting that remotely destroying a file trader’s computer is justified in some way?! Certainly there are more constructive ways of dealing with this issue. Really, I’m so dumbfounded and speechless that I’m just staring at my blinking cursor trying to come up with something intelligent to say. I’m stunned…and it’s late. Ugh.
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i wholeheartedly agree. i posted the same article on my site yesterday. it’s yet another volley of arrogance from the right when they become frustrated that things aren’t going their way. actually, quite childish… “you won’t play by my rules? then i’ll break your toy”.