June 19, 2003

Still Down the Hatch

The new headline at PC World reads:

Senator Softens Threat Against Pirates

Destroying PCs for copyright violation may be drastic, Hatch concedes.
What the Senator says is this:
"I made my comments at yesterday's hearing because I think that industry is not doing enough to help us find effective ways to stop people from using computers to steal copyrighted, personal or sensitive materials," he says in the statement.

"I do not favor extreme remedies--unless no moderate remedies can be found. I asked the interested industries to help us find those moderate remedies."

What he said yesterday:
"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that," Hatch said. "If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines."
So some editor at PC World thinks saying the same thing using different words and structure softens the threat?

I still say let's shove this guy down the hatch.

Posted by Steve on June 19, 2003
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