Heard of the SSSCA? It contains the phrase:

It is unlawful to manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive digital device that does not include and utilize certified security technologies that adhere to the security systems standards.

Which means that if this legislation is enacted, it would make the production of your current PC illegal.

Disney, et al, are behind this, claiming that computers, the Internet, and fast bandwidth endanger the entertainment industry. Oh, I could just cry my heart out for them.

Anyway, this is the sort of thing that makes you want to dump tea into the harbor. As Gary Lawrence Murphy writes on OSopinion:

Unfortunately, mass civil disobedience is historically the best antidote to an unjust law. We can make it as clear as we can what our intentions will be. Let them sign it into their law. We, the people, will follow our law. Let Congress make his-story. We will make our-story.

Bootleg everything you can get your hands on.

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