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Intellectual Property Is Theft

The MPAA and RIAA have submitted their master plan for enforcing copyright to the new Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement. As the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Richard Esguerra points out, it’s a startlingly distopian work of science fiction. The entertainment industry calls for:

   * spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials;

   * mandatory censorware on all Internet connections to interdict transfers of infringing material;

   * border searches of personal media players, laptops and thumb-drives;

   * international bullying to force other countries to implement the same policies;

   * and free copyright enforcement provided by Fed cops and agencies (including the Department of Homeland Security!).