The more I think about the proposed copyright law, the dumber it sounds. Wired weighed in this morning:
The bill would also make it a criminal act to export pirated materials, as opposed to merely importing, and would grant the feds wiretapping authority when investigating copyright and trademark cases, a power the government does not currently have. Thanks to a new "attempt" provision that wouldn't require the actual commission of a violation, the bill could conceivably be expanded, in an extreme case, to interpret a computer full of music next to a spindle of blank CDs as an act of piracy.
You might say that such an intepretation sounds nuts, but consider how far the push against tobacco has gone since the early 1960s (and never mind what you think about that - just consider where things were then, and where they are now. Then look at the proposal on copyright again).
So along those lines - based on the way the RIAA sees the world, owning CD's and having software like iTunes installed could easily be construed as an attempt to infringe copyright.
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