Hatch Bill Calls For Tougher Spam Penalties

from the wait-a-second... dept

Just a few days after saying he wanted to be able to hack into and destroy the computers of anyone downloading music, Senator Hatch is sponsoring new legislation to punish spammers who hack into computers. Apparently, only he's allowed to hack into someone else's computer.

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    Joe Scmoe, Jun 25th, 2003 @ 8:52am

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    It's quite sad that it seems that we're going to simply have to wait for the current status quo (Reps & Sens) to DIE out. But then again, even that requires faith that we'll replace them with a more in-touch generation.

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Jun 25th, 2003 @ 10:32am

    Re: No Subject Given

    There is a great Tom Clancy novel where a foreign pilot flies a fully fueled (but empty) passenger jet into the capitol building while Jack Ryan is being sworn in as V.P. The explosion and fire kill the president and most of the elected representatives in Washington D.C. and they have to replace a huge portion of the Senate and the House. Jack Ryan goes on the air and asks that the states send non-politician people to do the jobs.

    Not that I would ever condone such an act, but that may be the only way we're ever going to see a total revamping of the government.

    Now - if someone can come up with a method that doesn't involve the slaughter of thousands of people, let's talk...

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