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Desparate RIAA seeks new legislation

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The RIAA, along with two democratic Congressmen, in it’s ongoing effort to alienate its customers, is hoping to pass legislation that will punish “Uploaders” with stiff fines.

Wired News writes:

A new bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would land a person in prison for five years and impose a fine of $250,000 for uploading a single file to a peer-to-peer network.

The bill was introduced by Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.). They said the bill is designed to increase domestic and international enforcement of copyright laws.

More specifically, the bill targets peer-to-peer file trading, an aide working for the congressmen said. The law is meant to keep up with changing technology.

This legislations is called the Author, Consumer and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act of 2003 (ACCOPS).

But just how are they protecting the Consumer and the Computer Owner?

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  • Eric Olsen

    Thanks Ryan, absolutely fucking outrageous – public Wi-Fi here they come!

  • http://www.waking-vision.com Michelle

    After what the RIAA is doing at the moment, everybody who buys a CD is financing their politics.