Copyright vigilantes ride P2P shotgun
Hardware Brief

Copyright vigilantes ride P2P shotgun

A Democrat Congressman is proposing a bill that would legalise techniques to disrupt the operation of file sharing networks, such as KaZaA and Morpheus. Contrary to some reports, Howard Berman's bill falls short of giving carte blanche to the launch of distributed denial of service attacks but it would permit a number of aggressive tactics. According to a statement by the Californian congressman (who represents a district next to Burbank and Hollywood, the heart of Entertainment USA) the widespread availability of copyright works and legal actions need to be supplemented by "technological self-help measures" in order to foil P2P piracy.