In a sudden and baffling outbreak of common sense, the President and the Department of Justice have announced their opposition to some rather disturbing legislation that's been snaking its way through congress of late.
In the proposed bill, among other things, the DoJ would be given the responsibility of enforcing copyrights and prosecuting infringement, formerly civil offenses within the responsibility of the IP holders to deal with at their own expense.
Worse, the bill would grant broad powers to seize any property believed to be involved in infringement. Given that the world is filled with copyrighted materials and it's incredibly trivial for anyone to infringe on *something* at some point, even unintentionally, this should give everyone a moment of pause, to say the least.
Say what you will about the President (though in the politics section, please, no flames here), it seems that at least one thing might get done right if this bill gets vetoed as it deserves.