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More people file swap than voted for George W. Bush

No effing logic to bill, EFF says
Thu Jul 17 2003, 10:12
THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER Foundation (EFF) launched a stinging attack on a bill introduced yesterday which it claimed will criminalise 60 million US citizens.

The EFF described the Author, Consumer and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act (ACCOPS) as "an overbroad and misguided attack" on P2P file sharing technology.

EFF lawyer Jason Schultz said: "More Americans are using file sharing software than voted for President Bush in 2000. Throwing the book at music swappers makes great political theatre, but jailing 60 million music fans is not good business".

Presumably it's good business for the firms running gaols.

The EFF said that ACCOPS and its proponents are "casting aside privacy, innovation and even our personal liberty as collateral damage in their war against file sharing". µ


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