Friday, June 19, 2009

Appropriate Fines, Inappropriate Reasons

A woman getting fined $1.9 million for illegally downloading 24 songs is totally ridiculous. However, this made the fine more defensible:

Thomas-Rasset downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow.

Can we fine anyone massive amounts of money for downloading No Doubt or Linkin Park? If I was president, this is the kind of legislation I would support.