“…We need to pose as someone other than who we are to stop illegal downloading…”
That is fraud–and that’s illegal…
The bill, SB1666, in California, “would have barred investigators from making ‘false, fictitious or fraudulent’ statements or representations to obtain private information about an individual, including telephone calling records, Social Security numbers and financial information. ”
But because of the trade association named the MPAA said, “…the bill would interfere with piracy investigations…the association ‘doesn’t want to hamstring investigators.'”
A much more narrow bill was passed, “that bans the use of deceit to obtain telephone calling records, and nothing else. ”
Have people lost their minds?
Who bewitched these lawmakers into listening and doing the will and desires of the MPAA?!
“…the bill would interfere with piracy investigations…the association ‘doesn’t want to hamstring investigators.'”
You know what that means?
“The bill wouldn’t allow us to commit fraud to therefore extort consumers under the pretext that they are commiting ‘piracy’ and we don’t want to be under scrutiny by investigators because then that would mean we’d have to cripple them.”
It’s a threat.
And the MPAA would lead people to believe that downloading media files off the internet is a ‘crime’ when in reality they’re commtting felonies.
Someone put the board members of the MPAA on trial.