Anti-P2P lawmaker gets top Senate spot

Orrin Hatch, the senator who once said the recording industry should be able to destroy music pirates’ PCs, will be in charge of a new Senate panel responsible for writing copyright laws.

Hatch, a Utah Republican, on Thursday was formally named chairman of the Senate Intellectual Property subcommittee. It’s responsible for overseeing the U.S. Copyright Office and drafting legislation and treaties relating to copyright and patent laws. Link is over at :Z

looks up in the sky to check if the four horsemen of the apocalyps have already arrived

Oh joy. Just when you thought US intellectual property law couldn’t regress any further. Next they’ll be outlawing CDs because they can be mirror imaged.

Nothing against Americans, but some parts of US law are so painfully conservative it makes me cringe.