House passes "anti-piracy" measure

Christ... don't lawmakers have anything better to do? The House has passed a bill that would make it a federal felony to videotape movies in theaters and punish offenders with up to 6 years in prison.

By way of comparison, let's look at the sentence scumbag Wall Street trader Frank Quattrone
got for obstructing federal probes into irregular procedures relating to IPOs: 18 months. Quattrone may have illegally made millions of dollars - but he's not nearly as much of a threat as some guy with a videocamera. And what the hell ever happened to Kenny-boy Lay?

This is law and order punishment running amok. It has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with screwing over poorer people when they hurt the interests of the rich.

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