Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Attempted Copyright Infringement

Toddler: "Mommy, what's a torrent?"
Mom: "AAAAAHHHHH! Don't say that word!"
Federal Agent: "Aha! I heard that! You're under arrest, kid."
RIAA: "Mmm-hmm."

There's no shortage of evil Gonzaleses. US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales of the lawyer firings infamy, is currently pressing the US Congress to pass a sweeping intellectual property rights bill that would prosecute "attempted copyright infringement."

Huh. Maybe one day people will go to jail for "attempted slander," "attempted jaywalking," or "attempted protest action." Philip K. Dick must be rolling in his grave.

PS Not all Gonzaleses are evil. I certainly am not, and Jose Gonzales makes good music. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a hell of a filmmaker. Charlene Gonzales is well, uh, endorsing a brand of feminine wash. That's not evil, right?

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