New Tactic: File-Sharers Are REALLY REALLY Bad Guys

The recording and film inductries are pressuring the US Congress to make file-sharing peer-to-peer networks illegal, and lawmakers are complying, introducing bills that suggest file-sharing networks are the haunts of terrorists, pornographers and big bad evildoers. “In defending the Pirate Act, Senator Orrin Hatch said the operators of P2P networks are running a conspiracy in which they lure children and young people with free music, movies and pornography. With these “human shields,” the P2P companies are trying to ransom the entertainment industries into accepting their networks as a distribution channel and source of revenue.”