Which Is Less Moral: File Sharing Or Politics As Usual?
from the questions-questions-questions dept
Last week we covered how Senators from both sides of the aisle were suddenly up in arms over the fact that there was porn on file sharing networks (despite the fact that even the Government Accounting Office had come out with a report saying that porn on file sharing networks wasn’t much of a problem, especially compared to porn elsewhere on the internet). Broadband Reports has picked up on that story and pointed to a quote where Senator Boxer is quoted saying that file sharing networks affect “children’s morality,” which is quite a statement. Do photocopying machines affect a child’s morality? How about the iPod? Or just a basic internet connection? As Broadband Reports also points out, Boxer received nearly three-quarters of a million dollars from the entertainment industry (and only $200,000 from tech firms). So, which is more likely to affect a child’s morality? A product that has perfectly legitimate uses, or finding out that politicians will push legislation to support the highest bidder while claiming it’s “to protect the children”?