What do copyright, patent and other intellectual property issues have to do with phishing? I don’t have a clue, but the US Senate seems to think they do. Sounds like stinky spin in order to convince the public that having a Utah Senator head some committee of whatevers is going to do some good (other than provide payback for all the grease they have received from Hollywood).
The Washington Post reported: Hatch to Head Senate Panel on Copyright. I frankly couldn’t care less about what they are up to, because it will only benefit a select few media moguls, and I am not one of them (and you likely aren’t either). But what I did find interesting was the reference by Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to how they would be using the committee to address the issue of phishing.
If someone can find a direct correlation between stopping piracy of Britney Spears songs, and identity theft, please let me know.
For real opinions from a (mostly) well educated constituency, check out what the Slashdot crowd has to say at Orrin Hatch to Lead Senate Panel on Copyright, Patents