I am about a step away from moving to Montana and living in a shack in the woods. I can no longer take the incessant stupidity emanating from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate. We don’t deserve to have these people as leaders. How did this happen? At any rate, here is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee stating that he is in favor of allowing the RIAA and Hollywood to become the judge, jury, and executioner in regards to copyright 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 disrupt music downloads. One technique deliberately downloads 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 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, he said.
“There’s no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws,” Hatch said.
There is no excuse for being an asshole, either, Orrin.
What makes this so disheartening is that just a few years ago, Hatch, a songwriter himself, was siding with artists against the RIAA, and even won plaudits from Courtney Love in the process.
So, are all the Xerox’s next? Sure sounds like it…wouldn’t that be cute, having all the copiers in the world being destroyed if any copyrighted material were put on the glass to be copied.
Maybe he’s getting paid off. After all, that’s what Palladium is supposed to be able to do.
It’s just…uh…too completely stupid to even comment on. If I lived in Utah I would move.
“Orrin Hatch Has Lost His Mind”
Some of us figured this out decades ago. Now if you will take an honest look at the rest of these right wing freaks we might have something…
Three Hundred People attended the Washington Times Foundation Awards, including Al Haig, former Secretary of State and NATO commander, who, according to the Times; account, hugged Moon and declared that the two are; “soul mates.” Haig couldn’t be reached to verify or deny the account. Rev. Sun Myung Moon Other notable political leaders who reportedly attended the awards ceremony included Senators Strom Thurmond and Orrin Hatch, Caspar Weinberger, and Representatives Henry Hyde and Christopher Cox.
The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Freedom went to none other than Moon himself.
Maybe we should make automobiles so that if you make an illegal turn or break the speed limit…..it destroys the engine and tranny too. What a complete idiot!