October 12, 2004

INDUCE Act: Partial Victory, Wrong Priorities

Chuck Talk writes "According to Reuters News Agency, the INDUCE Act introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, has died a quiet death in the Congress. The act was apparently unsuccessful in persuading Congressional members that technology was to blame for acts of theft. Rightly then, the Senate Judiciary committee declined to act upon this proposal and allowed the bill to die in committee.

Congress did allow the RIAA a slight victory by making it the responsibility of the United States government to track down peer to peer (P2P) Network users that file swap online music. It is no doubt a very serious crime to do so, for in these perilous times, we can be certain that terrorists lurk in those P2P networks sharing music without paying for it. If you believe that, I think you might want to go seek professional help."

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