The Dark Side Of The Hollywood Hacking Bill

from the you-mean-there's-a-light-side? dept

Well, it’s no secret that I think the Hollywood Hacking Bill is an incredibly dangerous and stupid piece of legislation that will do ridiculously more harm than good (if it does any good whatsoever). Wired has an article looking at just a few of the reasons why the bill is so bad. Buried at the bottom is a good point: many less-than-trustworthy hackers will likely figure out some way to cover their hacking activities under this law. How this bill could even get to the proposal stage is beyond me. This is the same Congress that has been passing all sorts of stupid laws to threaten completely harmless hackers with jail, and suddenly they’re passing a law to make it easy for the entertainment industry to hack away – against anyone they want.

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