Arghh Matey

Helen A. S. Popkin has written a fine opinion piece on the new, phenomenally wrong-headed Congressional Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act), which among other things (such as absurd penalties) includes a spanking new enforcement agency called WHIPER (White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Representative).

Read H.R. 4279 here.

Here's what John Conyers has to say about it.

This is Public Knowledge's analysis of it.

The DOJ claims the PRO-IP Act is only a clarification of existing statutes, although that's not what it reads like to this non-lawyer.

I find H.R. 4279 terrifyingly broad and suspect that, like Prohibition and the War on Some Drugs, it will lead only to contempt for all laws, not to mention gutting Fair Use. I'm calling my representative—go thou and do likewise.

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I have owned this phone for 5 months. I would not swap it for any other phone on the market. I hope it lasts forever. My purpose for having a cell phone is to make phone calls, period. It does that job the way I want it to - easily, quickly and with great sound quality. I can afford any cell phone available and I wouldn't swap this phone for the ones that cost several times the price. It is simply the best looking, classiest one out there.