A story in today's Deseret News says Utah's Orrin Hatch would like to develop technology that would destroy the computers of people who download copyrighted material over the Internet. I say as long as we're going to allow companies to destroy personal property to enforce their rights without any due process, we might as well go all the way. So while we're at it, let's also develop technology that will incinerate the occupants of cars that have aftermarket parts installed. HP should be allowed to burn down your house if you install a non-HP ink cartridge in your printer. Feel free to leave a comment with your own suggestions. Somebody ought to hand Orrin a clue, because its clear he needs one. If you like, send the Senator and email and let him know how you feel on this issue.
Update: Amish Tech Support reports a possible copyright violation on Sen. Hatch's official web site.