Looks like the RIAA and MPAA are busy pushing measures through Congress that ensure no new digital media format will do anything that can't already be done legally. How nice of them to place limitations on what new digital media formats can and can’t do. Personally, I was rather hoping that the frontiers of current knowledge and human innovation would limit the growth of such technologies, but maybe that’s just me.

The EFF unearthed draft legislation sponsored by a Republican Senator, Gordon Smith, which seeks to limit future digital broadcast media inventions in a number of ways.

In essence, the suggestion is that nothing should be invented in the sphere unless the RIAA and MPAA ok it first.

Am I the only one who is starting to think that the actions of the RIAA and the MPAA are beginning to reach megalomaniac proportions? Perhaps a move these organisations might consider in order to curtail future music and movie piracy might be to blind and deafen everyone, thereby removing the incentive to pirate anything one can see and / or hear.