Alberto Gonzales Still Focused On Throwing People In Jail For Attempted Piracy
from the this-is-his-most-pressing-need? dept
With Attorney General Alberto Gonzales hopping from scandal to scandal within the administration, he seems to have decided that, rather than take on various important issues this country faces, to focus much of his spare time these days on making intellectual property laws stricter. The latest is that he gave a talk at an event about intellectual property where he went on and on about the importance of clamping down on “intellectual property theft.” He does a fantastic job showing that he doesn’t actually understand the topic, and simply repeats a very one-sided stance on the topic. He says that it’s stealing, rather than infringement. Of course, the Supreme Court disagrees, but why would you expect the Attorney General to know that? He also talks about every infringed copy as if it’s a lost sale. It’s the standard corporate line and shows that he either doesn’t understand the economics at hand or he just feels better ignoring it (or both). About the only good thing in the article is that it sounds like the folks in Congress are so disgusted with Gonzales that they have no intention of paying any attention to his proposed solutions at all.