Friday, December 30, 2011

While Debating SOPA, Congress Illegally Downloads Stolen Files

U.S. Department of Hypocrisy
The U.S. House is currently debating the Stop Online Piracy Act, known as SOPA. Computer experts say SOPA has the potential to devastate internet businesses, as it allows websites -- from Google to eBay to blogs to commerce sites -- to be shut down if anyone posts links to infringing content.

Even as Congress debates bringing down the entire internet, techies have discovered that computers belonging to this same Congress have been downloading content illegally.

According to Daily Tech, members of Congress and their staff have illegally helped themselves to books, Microsoft software and porno. Other illegal downloaders include the folks at the Department of Homeland Security and staff at Hollywood studios -- the same people pushing SOPA.

More at Daily Tech.

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