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New Bill - Media companies allowed right to hack
26 Jul 2002
A Bill was introduced Thursday in Congress allowing media companies the right to hack into peer-to-peer file sharing networks.
A Bill was introduced Thursday (Read the story at: http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/industry/07/25/copyright.reut/index.html) in Congress allowing media companies the right to hack into peer-to-peer file sharing networks. In a way, this sounds fine and dandy if you want to “protect your copyrighted material” but let’s get real. If I wanted to hack into a P2P website one day like Morpheus or Kazaa, do you think I would have the software to do it or let’s say, the balls to do it? Under the USA Patriot Act, if you hack into a website nowadays then you can be sent to prison for life. Yes – LIFE! This I am not joking about.

Now a Democratic representative from California, Howard Berman introduces this bill giving the millionaire media companies (and corporations) throughout the world the right to hack into these websites – this means your computer as well. File-sharing is computer to computer, peer to peer. The connection to send and receive files comes from your computer. Peer-to-Peer companies like Napster once was and Kazaa now is are just medians being used. When they mention sabotage, this means sabotage of your computer’s hardware. I wouldn’t take this lightly because it sounds like it’s just combating computer piracy and protecting copyright holders, this is computer piracy and an invasion of privacy since we all know your personal computers holds quite a bit of information that you don’t believe others have a right to see.

Write Your Representative
http://www.house.gov/writerep
- http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index.cfm
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Peace and Resistance.
JEFF PILLOW (an independent musician)
http://www.geocities.com/scab_da_radical
See also:
http://groups.msn.com/GreenPartyChat/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=4532&LastModified=4675381795737112262
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