Is there something in the water in Washington?

“If we can find some way to [thwart illegal file-sharers] without destroying their machines, we’d be interested,” Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at the hearing. “If that’s the only way, then I’m all for destroying their machines.”

If I thought that this was even remotely possible, I’d be scared. It does frighten me that this kind of stuff is actually debated seriously in our government: File-Sharing? Your Hard Drive Could Be Destroyed If Utah Senator Has His Way