Scary New Intellectual Property Bill
The Bush administration is preparing to introduce sweeping new intellectual property legislation, called the The Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2006. Among other things, this bill would create a new Federal crime, punishable by ten years in prison, for attempting to commit copyright violation; it would give the Justice Department new powers to prosecute “IP crime;” and it would give the government new wiretapping powers.
How much damage can one Presidential administration do to the country? Bush & Co. seem to be determined to find out.