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    wanna see something worse


    Jun 18, 8:05 AM EDT

    Senator Takes Aim at Illegal Downloads

    By TED BRIDIS
    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illegally download copyright music from the Internet
    once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your
    computer gets destroyed.

    That's the suggestion made by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
    at a Tuesday hearing on copyright abuse, reflecting a growing frustration in
    Congress over failure of the technology and entertainment industries to
    protect copyrights in a digital age.

    The surprise statement by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that he favors
    developing technology to remotely destroy computers used for illegal
    downloads represents a dramatic escalation in the increasingly contentious
    rhetoric over pirated music.

    During a discussion of methods to frustrate computer users who illegally
    exchange music and movie files over the Internet, Hatch asked technology
    executives about ways to damage computers involved in such file trading.
    Legal experts have said any such attack would violate federal anti-hacking
    laws.

    "No one is interested in destroying anyone's computer," replied Randy Saaf
    of MediaDefender Inc., a secretive Los Angeles company that builds
    technology to deliberately download pirated material very slowly so other
    users can't.

    "I'm interested," Hatch interrupted. He said damaging someone's computer
    "may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights."

    The senator, a composer who earned $18,000 last year in song-writing
    royalties, acknowledged Congress would have to enact an exemption for
    copyright owners from liability for damaging computers. He endorsed
    technology that would twice warn a computer user about illegal online
    behavior, "then destroy their computer."

    "If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd
    be interested in hearing about that," Hatch said. "If that's the only way,
    then I'm all for destroying their machines. If you have a few hundred
    thousand of those, I think people would realize" the seriousness of their
    actions.

    "There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws," Hatch said.

    Some legal experts suggested Hatch's provocative remarks were more likely
    intended to compel technology and music executives to work faster toward
    ways to protect copyrights online than to signal forthcoming legislation.

    "It's just the frustration of those who are looking at enforcing laws that
    are proving very hard to enforce," said Orin Kerr, a George Washington
    University law professor and former Justice Department cybercrimes
    prosecutor.

    Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the committee's senior Democrat, later said
    the problem is serious but called Hatch's suggestion too drastic.

    "The rights of copyright holders need to be protected, but some Draconian
    remedies that have been suggested would create more problems than they would
    solve," Leahy said in a statement. "We need to work together to find the
    right answers, and this is not one of them."

    Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., urged Hatch to reconsider. Because Hatch is
    Judiciary chairman, "we all take those views very seriously," he said. But
    Kerr said Congress was unlikely to approve any bill to enable such remote
    computer destruction by copyright owners "because innocent users might be
    wrongly targeted."

    A spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America, Jonathan
    Lamy, said Hatch was "apparently making a metaphorical point that if
    peer-to-peer networks don't take reasonable steps to prevent massive
    copyright infringement on the systems they create, Congress may be forced to
    consider stronger measures." The RIAA represents the major music labels.

    The entertainment industry has gradually escalated its fight against
    Internet file-traders, targeting the most egregious pirates with civil
    lawsuits. The RIAA recently won a federal court decision making it
    significantly easier to identify and track consumers - even those hiding
    behind aliases - using popular Internet file-sharing software.
    Guess its suitable to say it now:

    SIEG HIEL!!!!!!
    Originally posted by Mibz
    She's already exhibiting signs of turning into my Mom, I need some sort of legal recourse if a full-blown transformation occurs.

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    Ummm what so bad about the P2PU paying the little girl's settlement?
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    oh lol nm didnt read it just sorta jumped the gun, but are they gonna pay the $15,000 for each of the 2 college studnets stung with this?
    Originally posted by Mibz
    She's already exhibiting signs of turning into my Mom, I need some sort of legal recourse if a full-blown transformation occurs.

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