Bush signs extreme anti-piracy law

Torrentfreak reports that President Bush signed into law a new “draconian” anti-piracy bill on Monday.  The new statute is a wet dream for the movie and film industry lobbies: it creates an “intellectual property czar” to oversee efforts to intimidate citizens out of pirating copyrighted material, as well as stiffer penalties for piracy.  See Lawrence Lessig’s TEDtalk for a thorough critique of intellectual property law.

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