“Fostering strong intellectual property protection builds the economies of not only developed nations, like ours, but for any nation striving to achieve a vibrant and growing economy,” said Senator Hatch (R-UT). “Conversely, counterfeiting and piracy cripple growth and stifle innovation. Many do not understand that ideas, inventions, artistic works, and other commercially viable products created out of one’s own mental processes deserve the same protection under the law as any tangible product or piece of real estate. Unfortunately, some believe that if they find it on the Internet then it must be free. We must stop this destructive mindset.”
That is SUCH a load of crap.
Anyone with half a brain cell knows our economies are stifled now because of these greedy fatcats not spending their money because of the poor economy. Which in turns leads to stifling the economy. AND everyone also knows the the money that the antipiracy groups take in have nothing to do with the actual performing artists. Almost all of that money goes into "fatcat" pockets.