The MPAA's faith in "filtering" is pure magical thinking. It presupposes invading the privacy of innocents and pirates alike by monitoring every packet on the Internet (which is bad enough when the NSA does it). And it ignores the reality of strong encryption, which will utterly defeat network filtering techniques (thus necessitating more intrusive alternatives — how about a copyright surveillance rootkit on every PC?). Sacrificing our privacy for the pipe-dreams of one industry is a bad idea.
Monday, December 15, 2008
MPAA Asks Obama for More Copyright Surveillance of the Internet...
The MPAA wants to control what is transmitted on the Internet based on its lobbying agenda posted by the Obama Transition Team. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently analyzed it here :
I completely agree.