RIAA/MPAA Want Government-Mandated Spyware

  • Bobby Gorman posted
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An interesting article has popped up on the Electronic Freedom Frontier website depicting the “Joint Strategic Plan” for intellectual property enforcement set forward by the Recording Industry Association of AMerica and the Motion Picture Association of America. It’s a scary proposal that Gizmodo nicely summarized:

* spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials;
* mandatory censorware on all Internet connections to interdict transfers of infringing material;
* border searches of personal media players, laptops and thumb-drives;
* international bullying to force other countries to implement the same policies;
* and free copyright enforcement provided by Fed cops and agencies (including the Department of Homeland Security)

You can get more information on the Electronic Freedom Frontier website.