Friday, March 10, 2006

How we punish our fans

How dare a fan drum up support for their favorite band!  I am sure glad this is a federal crime – they belong locked up with all the other socio-paths.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060310/music_nm/piracy_music_dc

What a disgusting story and gross abuse of our nation’s copyright laws by a few companies with vested interest.  Releasing copyrighted works before the ‘public release’ is now a federal crime with different penalties than had the content already been released.  Spare me.  Under this law, you can be locked up for whistling a copyrighted tune before the ‘public release’.  And they dare call it ‘Family Entertainment and Copyright Act’… (FECA).  I say it should be ‘For Egregious Copyright Abuse Law’ or FECAL for short.