mosch writes: U2 has always taken strong political stances against injustices not only in Ireland, but across the world. Bono has become an icon in these matters. Recently, their long-time manager Paul McGuiness released his own political missive calling for an end of safe habour provisions, mandatory ISP content filtering and the termination of any internet connection used to download "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" without first giving some more money to the band.
Kevin Way writes: A new copyright bill would create a new government agency in charge of copyright enforcement, increase fines, and grant it sweeping new powers. In particular, the bill grants this new agency the right to seize any computer or network hardware used to "facilitate" a copyright crime and auction it off. You would not need to be found guilty at trial to face this penalty. You may want to read a justication of it, and criticism presented by Declan McCullagh, The EFF, and Public Knowledge.