This new proposed law is fascinating in how much it gives to the media companies in exchange for... well, for nothing, really. In other words, over a century of "fair use" rules would be gutted by this. If you copy a cd for a friend for free, the possibility that your friend might sell hundreds of other copies makes you liable for copyright infringement violations. Honey, don't use that fast-forward button on the VCR -- the feds are watching us! It's nice to see that Congress is so concerned with terrorists -- you know, those file-sharing terrorists on Kazaa -- that they want to make the DOJ file civil suits on the media's behalf. This is what we pay our government for, to be the free lawyer for private industry? I'm all for protecting artists' rights, and things like copying cd's and dvd's for resale are illegal already. But a law that prohibits the 30-second skip feature on ReplayTV and Tivo? The DOJ being required to use its lawyers to help Hollywood sue file sharers? I'm dying to hear anybody defend this bill from either side as a good use of our government's time.