As a follow-up to a recent post, I see where in California the RIAA is pushing for a warrantless search bill in the California legislature.
What this means is police would have the authority to search, without any reason at all, a premise where legal disk duplication is performed in accordance with existing law. There are a number of quirks to this legislation but there is another element I think of greater interest.
Nationwide, there are laws being proposed similar in nature to this which bestows an authority upon government. However, I see absolutely zero reciprocity with this. In fact, government and certain private interests insist upon their being insulated or immune from a similar public scrutiny. Nothing could be more wrong than not to have citizens possessing a legal right to the same exercise of law. This is no less than a set up for the very certain abuse of power. Anyone who doesn’t recognize this is just fucking stupid. Or they in fact have criminal intent.