Don’t Copy That Floppy

Don’t copy that floppy, otherwise you might lose your computer, router, and any equipment that may have assisted in some kind of file sharing. The wording of the bill is scary as hell – the proposed group can seize your assets and auction them off before you are ever accused of or found guilty of a crime. Yikes.

“In the aftermath of the $222,000 jury verdict that the Recording Industry Association of America recently won against a Minnesota woman who shared 24 songs on Kazaa, the U.S. Congress is preparing to amend copyright law.

Politicians want to increase penalties for copyright infringement.

It’s no joke. Top Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced a sweeping 69-page bill that ratchets up civil penalties for copyright infringement, boosts criminal enforcement, and even creates a new federal agency charged with bringing about a national and international copyright crackdown. “

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