Wednesday, January 19, 2005

This Is Asinine

The geniuses in my former home state are trying to pass a bill that will carry with it fines and/or jail time for writers of P2P software that do not take "reasonable care" in making sure that their software will not be used for illegal purposes.

How about people that put cars together? Those can be used for kidnapping and robbery. How about the makers of baseball bats? Those can be used to smack people around with during the execution of a robbery. How about the makers of panty hose? I mean, I could be wearing one of those (on my head, silly) to conceal my identity during said bank robbery.

It irks me that various industries are able to influence politicians to introduce such utter crap.

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