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DOJ Wants Broader Powers in Anti-Piracy Fight


— October 12, 2004

In a report released Tuesday, Justice Department officials endorsed a pair of controversial bills favored by the entertainment industry that would criminalize passive sharing of copyrighted material through file-swapping programs and create tort liability for companies that induce copyright infringement by marketing products that facilitate the violations. The DOJ officials called file-sharing a “widespread” issue and have requested more agents, funding, and prosecutorial power to combat the problem.

Why am I not surprised to see Attorney General John Asshat pandering to (usually liberal) special interests at election time? Details here from Russell Adkins at Paper Chase.


In a report released Tuesday, Justice Department officials endorsed a pair of controversial bills favored by the entertainment industry that would criminalize passive sharing of copyrighted material through file-swapping programs and create tort liability for companies that induce copyright infringement by marketing products that facilitate the violations. The DOJ officials called file-sharing a “widespread” issue and have requested more agents, funding, and prosecutorial power to combat the problem.

Why am I not surprised to see Attorney General John Asshat pandering to (usually liberal) special interests at election time? Details here from Russell Adkins at Paper Chase.

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