Senator Hatch: It May Be Wrong, But It Needs To Be Done
from the huh dept
Well, it looks like the hearings on the INDUCE Act went pretty much as expected. Senator Hatch explained why P2P systems need to be banned, even if it's wrong to do so. That's not exactly what he said, but he did say, "If you help us, we just might get it right. If you don't, we're going to do it." As far as I can tell, that statement means, "We know we might be wrong, but we still have to do it." But why? "Something has to be done." Inspired law making. "This must be done, even if it makes things worse." This is followed by Senator Leahy's ridiculous explanation supporting the bill: "We have to understand that some people use P2P technology in ways that are wrong and illegal." Apparently, Senator Leahy needs a refresher course on the law. If it's already being used for illegal things then that means the law already covers it, and making other things illegal is pretty pointless.