Glenn Reynolds points out this Dan Gillmore column, Hacking, hijacking our rights:
If you or I asked Congress for permission to legally hack other people's computers, we'd be laughed off Capitol Hill. Then we'd be investigated by the FBI and every other agency concerned with criminal violations of privacy and security.There is a bill running through Congress that grants the movie and music industries these very rights, and grants them immunity from prosecution (criminal or civil) for any damage they might cause.
It's good to know that Our Representatives are looking out for us, right? Like vultures looking for a fresh kill.