Thursday, October 28, 2010

Judge bans air

I know you're a little alarmed by the title of this entry, but seriously, that's about what this story is like.

This week, a federal court ordered the closure of the file-sharing site LimeWire, accusing it of causing folks to engage in copyright infringement. The court acted like LimeWire held a gun to people's heads and made them violate copyrights.

The ruling was made by Judge Kimba Wood, a Reagan appointee who was dropped as Clinton's choice for Attorney General because she hired an undocumented immigrant as a nanny.

In issuing the ruling against LimeWire, Wood whined that record companies "have suffered - and will continue to suffer - irreparable harm from LimeWire's inducement of widespread infringement of their works." Aw, poor babies, those record companies.

The court might as well have just banned computers for "inducing" people to use LimeWire. Or banned air for "inducing" people to not die, which "induces" them to use computers. That's how stupid this case is.

When is Congress going to act against these right-wing activist judges like this?


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