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H.R. 1319, The Informed P2P User Act (12 comments ↓ | 6 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 1319 would prevent the inadvertent disclosure of information on a computer through the use of certain "peer-to-peer" file sharing software without first providing notice and obtaining consent from the owner or authorized user of the computer.

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The American People

May 6, 2009, 11:24am (report abuse)

Really, guys? Really?

Us and Them

May 6, 2009, 1:42pm (report abuse)

H.R. 1319, The Informed P2P User Act. As "informed" as "patriotic" in The Patriot Act.

Is there Internet Technologies for dummies? Send these people a copy, please.

lol

May 7, 2009, 4:31am (report abuse)

there's nothing wrong with this bill except for the fact that I can't perceive any full-proof way in which the government could successfully enforce it

Anonymous

October 1, 2009, 9:00pm (report abuse)

Did you mean fool-proof or bull-proof? Not that one applies more than the other...

Tony

October 1, 2009, 9:51pm (report abuse)

First, we have to put warnings on software. Next, we have to install hardware to make sure we can't override the warnings. Finally, we have to put out Electronic National Identification Cards into a slot on the computer, along with our fingerprints on the biometric scanner to verify who we are when we get on the net.

I know that seems extreme, but where do you draw the line? Cut this crap, the RIAA has already made enough money from their extortionist-like tactics. They don't need to have any control over the software on my computer.

BMO

October 1, 2009, 11:05pm (report abuse)

@Tony:

I would remove the "like" from "extortionist-like."

@Congress

Don't you guys have something better to do than crap like this?

SteelWolf

October 1, 2009, 11:49pm (report abuse)

Maybe if our representatives in the House were thinking about, say, heath care, instead of working on crap bills like this, we'd be getting somewhere. You all know what to do: vote NO to Mrs. Bono Mack next election.

Matt

October 2, 2009, 1:13am (report abuse)

@lol

There's plenty wrong with the bill. Techdirt points out plenty. I hope the idiots who listened to lobby on this never get elected again.

Burt

October 2, 2009, 7:20am (report abuse)

Luddite legislation run wild. This is stupid law, so it will probably pass.

Martin

October 3, 2009, 11:36am (report abuse)

What about: Require your congressman to have us - the voters - having to consent with his voting decision.

Even better: FIRE YOUR CONGRESSMAN.... Since we have very effective - and more accurate/informed than the cm's - online voting/polls (like the one on Techdirt) THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA should take control from the corrupted, unscrupulous, selfish, deceptive and egoistic congress.

Hey Barack, want to fix the economy? Move congress on Twitter - is free...

Seanowl

October 8, 2009, 8:28am (report abuse)

Do we actually let these people that support idiot laws like this out on there own, committed to an institution would be an appropriate place for these individuals to live out their absurd fantasies that have noe relevance and no bearing on the real world....

Austin

March 31, 2010, 5:36am (report abuse)

Jokers. Hahaaaaaah wait, what? They're serious?

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