This is insane. When you compare the proposed INDUCE act, which would make it illegal to create anything remotely copyright infringing and allow companies to bring civil suits against programmers, with pending gun legislation that would make it impossible for anyone to sue a gun company in a civil setting. So making a program that allows folks to trade files which may or may not be illegal will carry stiffer penalties, while a company making a cheap “saturday night special” gun designed to kill or maim humans at the lowest price point will be legally protected.
We do indeed live in strange times in which intellectual property seems to be more sacred than human life.
Indeed. [via aaronsw]