The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday to
create a new punishment of life imprisonment for malicious
computer hackers. By a 385-3 vote, the House approved a
computer crime bill that also expands police ability to
conduct Internet or telephone eavesdropping without first
obtaining a court order.
I will note I have seen someone fired for what he said on IRC.
That event takes on a whole new light when I realize that if this
bill passes into law, he'd be jailed for life for doing the same.
And all he was doing was venting frustration.
I feel so sick.