No Fucking Way

I can never believe how people can do and say things so obviously ignorant of reality and yet still be put in positions of great power. The latest example, the one and only Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. From CNet.com:

From news.com.com:

During a speech in November, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales endorsed the idea [Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2006] and said at the time that he would send Congress draft legislation. Such changes are necessary because new technology is “encouraging large-scale criminal enterprises to get involved in intellectual-property theft,” Gonzales said, adding that proceeds from the illicit businesses are used, “quite frankly, to fund terrorism activities.”

(Yes, the AG just linked IP theft to terrorism.)

Quite fucking frankly, you have no idea what the fuck you are talking about. That’s a load of bullshit so deep you could use the methane gas generated by its decomposition to power the entire worlds energy needs for the next 100 years.

Here’s what else you might get to look forward if the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2006 passes:

  • “[Create] a new federal crime of just trying to commit copyright infringement. Such willful attempts at piracy, even if they fail, could be punished by up to 10 years in prison.”
  • “[New] language [that] says nobody may “make, import, export, obtain control of, or possess” such anticircumvention tools if they may be redistributed to someone else.”
  • “Amends existing law to permit criminal enforcement of copyright violations even if the work was not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.”

Sorry for the language, it’s one of very very few issues I get really pissed about.

Really pissed.

5 Replies to “No Fucking Way”

  1. all I see is lawyers getting rich, the system becoming corrupt and the little guy losing again. why do I say this.. well look whats happened with those in charge over the past 20 years with those we have in-trusted, they have their own agenda in mind, not whats best for all

  2. And just exactly what’s wrong with those 3 provisions? What particularly do you object to? Do you think writers and other creative people don’t have any call to protect their work? Is it only the little guys who are entitled to keep the profit of their effort? From these provisions, it looks fair for everyone.
    You know, from the myriad of grammatical and spelling errors, it looks like at least one of you went to public school, for which you have my sympathy. The others don’t know the meaning of the f-word. Sex?
    Do you understand more about terrorism than Gonzales? If so, show evidence. You may not like the social/political side he’s on, but when you rant about a law that addresses theft, you gotta give reasons.
    Be intellectually honest. Don’t just scream and swear like you did in the schoolyard. Reason things out. It’s our only hope.

  3. Evidentally it’s a trivial U.S. matter because only in the U.S. would anyone get huffy about a something trivial like money while Habeus corpus is stripped away, 2 Billion Dollars is pumped into the media machine to convince you that traditional warfare can be fought against terrorism, the leading evangelical pastor to the President resigns for being anti-gay AND doing homosexual crystal methamphetamine gigs with male prostitutes and Sandra Day O Connor does a session on hardtalk with the BBC and is clearly not in a position to think what she says but instead says what she thinks.

    Frankly with that sort of nickel and dime mindset you don’t deserve to have, or to know when you’ve lost your liberty.

    Know what I fucking mean squire?

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