There are three reasons to despise this:
I'm reducing those three objections to soundbites and Jenine is going to call our Senator tomorrow morning. You should do the same. Use this to find them.
I'm still boggling at how far in the pocket of the RIAA and MPAA the elected representatives are. Online book publishers have grappled with the problems of digital piracy, and yet they've not felt the need for legislation to mandate digital copyright protection code in every device from which things can be read. The MPAA and RIAA are just a bunch of whiners and should be smacked and sent to bed without supper.
Those of you in foreign lands, you can wipe that smug smile off your face and stop thinking "typical American politics." Your governments will be next. Pay close attention to what happens in the US, because often we're just the first stop for the content fascists. Once a stupid law is passed in Washington, the next stop is London, Brussels, Canberra,