File-Sharers To Be Kicked, Beaten

So some Senators are now pushing an ACCOPS-esque act.  Follow this logic, if you can:

Economic crises have finally forced this country to confront the absurd stupidity of its “tough on crime” policies, including mandatory minimum sentencing.  Through these economic crises, the MPAA’s studios are doing better than ever.  The RIAA has suffered recently, but it’s one of many hurting industries.  Thus, we should incarcerate more people who threaten copyright holders’ business models.

Glad we got that all cleared up. Please return to your regularly scheduled cursing and yelling.

One Response to “File-Sharers To Be Kicked, Beaten”

  1. Ion
    November 13th, 2003 | 8:46 am

    Things are going badly in other countries, too. In Spain they’ll be passing a bill next year forbidding the distribution of technologies that break CD- and DVD-protection. You could go to jail for two years.

    On the other hand, we also have our “Courtney Love” manifestoes. Maybe you’ll interested in reading “Please, pirate my songs!”, by the digital journalist-musician Nacho Escolar.