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The best way to judge a society is to judge how well it takes care of those unable to take care of themselves — like music and film executives, for example. Motivated by profit and self-interest, they have been helpless to stop digital piracy from eroding their relevance and profit margins at home or abroad. Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden to the rescue! Reports PaidContent:

  • Biden this year "proposed a $1 billion program to monitor P2P networks for “illegal activity” and a version made it through Judiciary."
  • Last year, Biden sponsored an RIAA bill designed to limit the recording and playback of individual songs from Satellite and Internet radio stations.
  • Biden "urged the Justice Department to prosecute individuals who allowed mass-copying intentionally through P2P."

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