Crime and Punishment, and Copyright
by ED FOSTER
InfoWorld, publication date: 25 April 2005
"This was the thought I couldn't shake as I read last week about Congress passing an ugly hodgepodge of 'copyright protection' laws called the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005. Among other things, the law considerably lowers the standards for what constitutes criminal copyright infringement. Peer-to-peer file sharers deemed to have distributed $1,000 worth of movie or music files in a six-month period can face up to three years in prison."