"U.S. government supports legal case that would criminalize making any files available on the world wide web"
Yes, I'd agree that the title is, or sounds, sensationalistic (in that it's doubtful this will 'shut down' the internet), but it is still an interesting bit of news that should be looked into, especially because this indeed could push the 'Internet 2' agenda further ahead. I thought that this should make for a good discussion, and that its fairly relevant.
It also might help to read this as well: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/node/404
This, too: Spanish judge rules file sharing legal http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/1...nloading_legal/
And if you're not too bored already, this: A look at the RIAA'S actions towards its own consumers http://www.progressiveu.org/190000-...s-own-consumers
Draw your own conclusions.
"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable" - Louis D. Brandeis
Remember: 'When you pirate mp3's, you're downloading communism!' (or if you prefer a different, more modern term, terrorism).