A friend of a friend (of a friend), let's call him Blackbeard, is an avid user of KaZaA [Lite] -- the infamous peer-to-peer file sharing software. He recently came across this article that says this:
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet.Blackbeard just about dropped a load upon reading this. But then after some careful thought realized he had nothing to fear. Downloading music is so... Napster. So... 2000. He hadn't traded music for over a year. DVD ripped, DivX and MP3 encoded, high-resolution, dual-CD Movies are where it's at. Duh.