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Disgraced Attorney General Wants to Criminalize Attempted Copyright Infringement

July 18, 2007

Not content to advocate the torture of enemy combatants, the wiretapping of American citizens, and the firing of US attorneys for political reasons, 13-year Bush lapdog Alberto Gonzalez has a new cause: jailing citizens who attempt to infringe copyright and seizing their property...

According to Corynne McSherry, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, "It's not totally clear what would count as attempting copyright infringement," so everything from searching for music on peer-to-peer networks to posting music on an MP3 blog could be targeted.

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