The Conquering Of OiNK Was Just The Beginning: Behold, Some New RIAA-Backed Legislation

Sep 12th, 2008 // 3 Comments

riaa-logo.jpgI wouldn’t describe myself as being comforted by the fact that a new piece of RIAA-backed legislation is heading through Congress, particularly since the bill would create an office within the White House for someone called the “IP Enforcement Coordinator.” But even though I’m a voter, the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act made it through the Senate Judiciary Committee today by a vote of 14 to 4. Of course, the music industry’s trade association was thrilled, describing the bill as “a welcome verse in a great song,” while the American Library Association was less excited, stating “There is absolutely no reason for the federal government to assume this private enforcement role.” Of course, why would anyone be concerned? These antipiracy organizations haven’t abused their authority and influence before, right? [FMQB]


  1. loudersoft

    Why don’t we just pull the plug on the internet right now and call it a day? Let’s bomb ourselves back to the stone age once and for all.

  2. LostTurntable

    @loudersoft: You’re aiming the bombs at the wrong side.

  3. KrAzy Che3To

    Waait, I already know Comcast notifies me about illegal torrents.. I hope this doesn’t get out of hand..

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