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Senator Hatch Introduces Bill to Burn People's Eyes Out
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today introduced legislation authorizing the use of high-powered microwave lasers to burn out the eyes of non-paying viewers of copyrighted material. If we could develop technology which just burned out the parts of their brains where the illegal memories are stored, that'd be fine with me--but we can burn their eyes out right now! said Hatch, while introducing the Hatch/Hollywood Eyeball Evisceration Act.
Orrin Hatch, software pirate?
"That Hatch site is a government site and it does not meet Section 508 guidelines either..."
As for Orrin Hatch and his remarks about blowing up the computers of people who download pirated files: I'll just say that I think he's made mostly of molded plastic, there?s a pullstring in his back, and the RIAA fingerprints are all over the big white ring. I won?t listen to any of these guys blather about computers or the Internet until they have demonstrated on film that they can install some RAM, burn a CD (shiny side down, you say?), tell me what HTTP and URL stand for, prove they know how to get the source code for a webpage, and know better than to click "Yes" when asked if the computer should always trust data from Gator Corporation.
His remarks about remotely destroying computers that download copyrighted material is just grampa blather. The computers are stealing music! The cars are frightening the horses! The Kaiser took my dog! It would be amusing if these people didn?t have the power to pass thick stupid laws crafted by aides, lobbyists and other gnomes hauling up heavy buckets from the deep sooty mines of legalese. Of course the people who vote them up or down don?t actually read them; they get the gist from the title.
What's this Copyright Enhancement Act of 2003 all about, young underpaid aide?
It's about enhancing copyright, sir.
Very good then. . . .
I know, I know - he was just talking off the top of his head. But if someone is talking about, oh, women's pay relative to men, and they say off the top of their head can't the girls just stay home and put up preserves? - well, it shows what they really think. Off the top of one's head means when I reach for an idea, this one is the closest. For a reason.