What he is trying to say is that only extremists apply property rights to digital merchandise. As per usual, he doesn't need to convince, only excuse. He can claim whatever ridiculous thing he wants as an excuse for making our lives miserable.
Yeah, that's exactly what I said. Linux can have security flaws easily (and usually quickly) fixed by patches or configuration. It's impossible for any OS not to have that, but that's nothing stacked against the fundamental design being insecure. The fact that windows has "the ability to get viruses" will only change if they redesign it.
Windows isn't the only platform that can be hacked, but it is inherently less secure due to it's willingness at a base level to run code obtained remotely without any oversight. They added high level stuff to do the oversight, but that's just painting over rotten wood. There are not equal security flaws in Unix. Linux or Solaris can have security flaws and even hypothetically could have some that Windows doesn't have, but not permanent ones that can't be resolved by patch or configuration.
Did these politicians actually obtain these infringing files? As I recall (from you know.. um.. nevermind), it is really not that easy to obtain actual full copies of infringing content from a google search.. Usually you get a bunch of places that claim to provide it and just spam you with ads instead