DailyTech - Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown
The interesting parts is this.
"The White House's vision is perhaps a prelude to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which will go before Congress later this year. The bill would make P2P or BitTorrent client development a criminal offense if the distributed software was used for infringement. It also implements an interesting provision called "imminent infringement", which allows the government to charge people who they think might be about to infringe with a civil offense (for example if you searched "torrent daft punk"). This is among the first official "thought crime" provisions to be proposed by the U.S. government. The bill also makes it a criminal offense to bypass DRM."
So thinking about torrenting something that will be illegal to do will be a crime. Which leaves me to believe that at some point just looking up how to torrent will be illegal someday as well. Then the part about it being illegal just to crack DRM is insane to me. Especially with the bullshit Securom EA uses on some of its PC games. That DRM only lets you install the game 5 times then you have to call EA and pretty much beg them to give you after installation. So even if you legally own the game, if you lose your CD key, or EA decides to not let you install the game you paid for.. it will be illegal to bypass the DRM for something you already freaking paid for!
oh also, most of the people I ever met/saw.. have pirated before. See ya in prison guys. I'm glad they got time to go after people who pirated music, videos and games.. clearly their aren't bigger fish out there.. . murderers, pedophiles, illegal immigrants, corrupt politicians.. etc.