Can Hollywood Hack Your Computer?

Congress is about to consider an entertainment industry proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading.

The legislation would immunize groups such as the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America from all state and federal laws if they disable, block or otherwise impair a publicly accessible peer-to-peer network.

I guess those campaign contributions are starting to pay off. What’s up with this? Why should it be OK for one person or group to disable another’s computer without consent?

Anyone whose computer was damaged in the process must receive the permission of the U.S. attorney general before filing a lawsuit, and a suit could be filed only if the actual monetary loss was more than $250.

So, that means that Hollywood can destroy my computer, and even if I’ve done **nothing*’ wrong, my only recourse is to contact the U. S. attorney and get his permission to ‘*try and get them to fix it?** What’s wrong with this picture???