Flashback: Internet KILL switch? They target individuals not the collective…
We reported this back 7 years ago? Orrin Hatch made his case that Individual computers could be targeted… and THAT is exactly what we are seeing now.
Orrin Hatch wants to kill your computer
Here are some choices quotes from Ted Bridis’ AP report on the Senator’s logical, sensible plan.
The senator, who is a songwriter on the side, acknowledged that Congress would have to enact an exemption for copyright owners from liability for damaging computers. He endorsed technology that would warn a computer user twice about illegal online behavior, “then destroy their computer.”
“If we can find some way to do this without destroying their computer, we’d be interested in hearing about that,” Hatch said. “If that’s the only way, then I’m all for destroying their machines. If you have a few thousand of those, I think people would realize” the seriousness of their actions, he said.
What other penalties can you think of for “illegal” downloading? Maybe having to work at a music label?