After what seems like series of bad decisions and autographs to important government documents, Bush signs another controversial Anti-piracy law that will, in simple words, let the big Music and Media makers the power to go after criminals and (also) innocent people. I do agree that there’s a lot of piracy of music and movies but I think this might be on the over-the-edge method, benefiting the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. Darn, I can’t wait until Bush steps down, if he didn’t sign any bills, our country might have been better off by now.
Let’s keep the internet and information free for everyone people, I think Hollywood actors/muscians get paid enough already.
The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on how to better protect copyrights both domestically and internationally. The Justice Department had argued that the creation of this position would undermine its authority.
The law also toughens criminal laws against piracy and counterfeiting, although critics have argued that the measure goes too far and risks punishing people who have not infringed.