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US Should Take More Aggressive Counter-Measures On IP Theft, Including Use of Malware

A bipartisan Commission recently produced a report titled, "The Report of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property". Karl Bode from dslreports.com writes: The almost-respectfully-sounding Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (read: the entertainment industry) has come up with a new 84 page report (pdf) that has a few curious recommendations for Congress. Among them is the request by the industry that they be allowed to use malware, trojans, and other countermeasures against pirates. That includes the use of so-called "ransomware," which would allow the entertainment industry to lock down your computer and all of your files — until you purportedly confess to downloading copyrighted materials."

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