Senator Hatch Sells Soul to Music Industry

Scott Manning
June 18, 2003 | Comments (4)

hatch.jpgIn a bid to win the support of the Music and Movie Industries alike, Senator Orrin G. Hatch from Utah has sold out America along with his soul.

The true Hatch was revealed yesterday during a hearing on copyright abuses. The Associated Press reports that he has asked "technology experts" to pursue ways to damage computers that were involved in file trading. He has continued this way of thinking even though "legal experts have said any such attack would violate federal anti-hacking laws."

But Hatch clearly believes in the old saying, "Two wrongs make me right."

Randy Saaf of MediaDefender Inc., a secretive Los Angeles company that builds technology to disrupt music downloads tried to calm the situation by saying, "No one is interested in destroying anyone's computer..."

Hatch interrupted with, "I'm interested. This may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights."

Other quotes from the Senator include:
  • If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that.
  • If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. If you have a few hundred thousand of those, I think people would realize (the seriousness of their actions).
  • There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws.
The RIAA whores applaud Hatch
Later, a spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America said that Hatch was "apparently making a metaphorical point that if peer-to-peer networks don't take reasonable steps to prevent massive copyright infringement on the systems they create, Congress may be forced to consider stronger measures."

Of course, the RIAA is all for this type of violation of freedom and privacy. The Music Industry has been slitting its own throat for years with the help of the RIAA whores. And let's not forget that the same industry was recently found guilty of price fixing and forced to pay $67 million for its illegal actions.

And the Music Industry is the victim here?

The problem with Hatch's mentality
America has prided itself at giving nearly everyone a fair trial and that people are "innocent until proven guilty". Hatch's mentality throws all of that out the door.

I can just imagine the department in the government sending out warnings to computers who are downloading the latest Metallica song. A message pops up on a 15-year-old's computer screen.

You are in violation of copyright code SDD-234420. To appease the whoring Music Industry, we must demand that you cease and desist this downloading activity immediately or we will be forced to deactivate your computer.  This is your first warning.

- The Big Brother Division


So what happens if the kid was using his dad's machine while the dad was out of town? Then the kid leaves the thing up all night downloading music without ever seeing the message. Big Brother then zaps dad's computer full of priceless family and financial information.

No trial. No hearing. Just a warning and then your computer is toast. That is Hatch's idea of the "American Way".

One begins to wonder if Senator Hatch even knows what he's talking about, let alone if he even understands how computers work. It's at least good to know that while the world is suffering from terrorism, nuclear threat, and poor economics, there's still a Senator out there trying to make sure that the fat cats of the Music Industry will have enough billions of dollars to live on.

What Hatch doesn't understand is that if the Music Industry eventually eliminates all trace of piracy from the face of the earth, their music is still not going to sell well since it will still be just as mediocre.

Then who will they blame?

Related links:
The Music Industry is Slitting Its Own Throat
Hatch uses pirated software
Hatch Site Hides X-Rated Link
Senator Orrin Hatch website


Comments (4):

1) Posted by: gas ( xx.35.160.133 )
June 19, 2003 11:29 AM

Screw all these people! Man! I can't believe how someone in the american government always finds a way to not respect people... and if it's necesarry to break the law to punish law breakers... they find a way to justify it!

2) Posted by: Ang ( xx.167.92.230 )
June 30, 2003 01:56 PM

i hate you!!! goshness...downloading music isnt bad as long as its for personal use only...go sniff ur butt...

3) Posted by: Syd ( xxx.173.141.188 )
July 15, 2003 12:41 PM

Of course what you all do not realize is that the United States is just ONE country! There are 6 BILLION other people on the planet! The US can pass all the laws they want but they do not effect the rest of us. And if Sparky the US Senator wants to destroy people's computers, he damn well make sure they belong ONLY to US citizens! Otherwise the United States will become bankrupt from all the lawsuits!

On a less severe note, I have, for the most part, little problem with downloading music. I will download one or two tracks from a CD and if I think it is worth it, I will go out and buy the CD. Why? Because the quality of most files being shared is abysmal.

File sharing is like borrowing a CD from a friend and making a tape/copy or renting a video and inviting people over to watch it. No money changes hands, therefore nothing illegal has occured. And the tapes/CD's have extra 'recording' taxes that are sent to the welfare recipients in the music industry anyway. They should stop bitching.

I do have a problem with people who abuse this system and download everything. They ruin it for everyone else. This is like getting the CD back and it is scratched and unplayable.

Just my 42 cents...

4) Posted by: mindy ( xx.155.50.100 )
December 21, 2003 04:40 PM

remember in the 80's the movie industry said we couldnt have are vcrs cause it would infringe copyright laws?they would lose money not so!
this is no different! THIS INDUSTRY HAS BASED ITSELF ON GREED LONG ENOUGH!if we cant download off the internet anymore people will do it from eachother and from tv and cable so whats the difference? get real we deserve to download for home use not to resell.if they do change it so we cant download i will never buy another cd as long as i live il bootleg it from cable mtv or whatever !now whats the industry going to do when noone buys anymore? THEY BETTER RETHINK THIS STUFF CAUSE THEY WILL BE THE BIG LOSERS!


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