|Hatch demands capital punishment for rip computers||critmass|
Jun 18, 2003 10:07 PM
|This guy makes conservatives look bad!
Maybe it's for the $182,432
Where Hatch gets his money.
The artists have the inspiration and deserve the reward. They will never be obsolete. The distribution system is obsolete though and will do anything it can to define "legal" in it's own image.
|What an idiot- nm||filtersweep|
Jun 19, 2003 4:45 AM
|Hatch is a wingnut lunatic||rizone|
Jun 19, 2003 12:33 PM
|Destroy their computers? Let's just shoot them weasels. It takes a music lover like Hatch to present this kind of tough minded thinking that is clearly only looking out for what's best for the musicians, and what's best for musicians is, as everyone knows, to regulate and police access to their music so that every time such access occurs, record execs...er, I mean hard-working musicians reap the benefits, those benefits being exclusively royalty-based and having nothing to do with exposure to a wider audience.
Hatch also writes insipid religious and patriotic songs and has actually had some of them recorded because he had the head of the ASCAP pass them on to producers in Nashville. That's what you do when your industry has business before the Senate.
Hatch is also a Mormon which makes the whole thing even creepier, since Mormons aren't really Christians and their "gospel" songs are essentially a cover to make Christians like them.
|Hatch is a wingnut lunatic||critmass|
Jun 21, 2003 11:16 AM
|I say it's about time that one of our elected offical's stood up on behalf of the corporate entertainment giants! It strikes me as hypocrisy for Hatch to defend Shawn Fanning and Napster in 1998, when Napster was making heavy contributions to him, going so far as to protect Napster in the Digitl Milennium Copyright Act and even inviting Shawn to speak at Brigham Young University with him and defending Shawn and his company in his speech. Then as those contributions ended and were replaced by larger ones from the RIAA and MPAA Hatch turns the DMCA into a masterpiece of inconsistencies, contradictions and assurances to protect so-called fair use of copyrighted material in words clearly written by the recording and moive industry flacks who have used the Act to split hairs and use the thin edges of it's words to come up with ideas like destroying computers that are used to share files.
The REALLY creepy part here is that Hatch also has so much power when it comes to who are Federal Judges.