The Senate Puts Orrin Hatch In Charge Of Writing Copyright Laws

from the like-putting-jose-canseco-in-charge-of-steroids-education dept

You may remember Orrin Hatch from such backwards thinking proposals as destroying computers of any copyright violator or telling the FBI they should work on civil copyright cases or (most recently) his plan to make the iPod illegal with his INDUCE Act (though, he eventually agreed to exceptions for the iPods, plenty of other technologies would become illegal overnight). He’s also the guy who tried to defend the INDUCE Act by admitting it might not be a good idea, but he that’s fine as long as he does something. Yes, he believes in legislating for the sake of legislating even when it might make things worse. Well, it now turns out that good old Senator Hatch has been put in charge of the Senate panel that writes copyright laws. In other words, we should have another couple years of silliness in copyright laws coming out of the Senate.

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