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  Thursday, Jul 25, 2002 Report News | Archive | Top  
Hacking Bill Reaches House of Representatives
- Posted 10:02 PM By Kagato
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Where else but America can you have ever-increasing laws against hacking and cyber-terrorism (things like the DMCA, etc), yet something like this comes along and makes you just sit and wonder. I'm sure plenty of you have heard the push from the MPIA (Motion Picture Industry Association) and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of Ameria) have been pushing for a bill that would let them legally disrupt users of any peer-to-peer (insert favorite file-sharing applicaiton here) whom they think may be using the service for the transfer of illegal content (mp3, movies, etc.).
The bill, sponsored by Reps. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and Howard Coble, R-N.C., would immunize groups such as the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America from all state and federal laws if they disable, block or otherwise impair a "publicly accessible peer-to-peer file-trading network."
Basically, they'll be able to use such tactics as a DoS (Denial of Service) attack if they have even the slightest reason to think you may be doing something illegal.
Source: ZDNet News
 
4 Comments Posted

#1 by Squirre1 on Friday, Jul 26 at 10:38 AM 
Hrmmm, So I guess 2 wrongs do make it right then. Well shit, I need to change 
how I teach my kids...
#2 by KaiserRoll on Friday, Jul 26 at 11:13 AM Sure, and when I try to take the law into my own hands..
#3 by Mojo_jojo on Friday, Jul 26 at 11:21 AM This is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. The only thing we have to fear is.... everybody with a copyright. Firewalls UP! ! !
#4 by Mojo_jojo on Friday, Jul 26 at 11:29 AM Oh, just in case you were wondering why these guys are doing this, just follow the money: Records show Rep. Howard L. Berman, D-Calif received at least $186,891 from the entertainment industry during the 2001-02 election cycle, including $31,000 from The Walt Disney Co. and $28,050 from AOL-Time Warner Inc

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