Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is a dickhead. There's an article over on AP/Yahoo to prove it. He wants to give copyright holders the technological (and legal) ability to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download copyrighted content.
Allow me to rephrase: This fuckwad (excuse me, he's a senator... I should respect his position)... Senator FuckWad wants to give corporations the ability to be destructive vigilantes. Now, I don't expect this sort of thing would be approved by Congress, but still... Come on, now. THINK, Senator... think.
Why not just get serious and let the corporations have real goon squads that can go to peoples' houses and kneecap 'em? It's really not so different. Hey, maybe cops should bash in the windshields of people who park in no parking zones!
Orrin Hatch is an anagram for "A rich thorn." Yes. In the ass of America, apparently.