Copyright Cops?? WTF!?

Yep, that’s right. H.R. 4279, the “Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property” Act would create a “Intellectual Property Enforcement Division” within the office of the Deputy Attorney General.

Because this is clearly what we need – a police organization to enforce intellectual property rights in our own country. Riiiiiiiiight

I may be a little hazy on the details, but I’m pretty sure we already have laws that protect intellectual property rights. Can someone explain to me why we need a freaking police organization for this???

There’s a very good discussion about this over at Slashdot – it’s worth a look.

Can we seriously claim to be a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” with a straight face anymore?

By Keith Survell

Geek, professional programmer, amateur photographer, crazy rabbit guy, only slightly obsessed with cute things.

1 comment

  1. So we’re fighting this incredibly important “war on terror” which takes tremendous amounts of resources of our intelligence community. Like, this is a big deal and theoretically is keeping us from a nuclear bomb attack in one of our cities.

    So they want to siphon away resources from people who are preventing nuclear attacks in order to catch people who are copying movies.

    Because copying a movie is as bad as killing a million people.

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