The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that the MPAA is trying to get Homeland Security involved in the fight against piracy, and they're trying to install software on our PC's:
In other words, the entertainment industry thinks consumers should voluntarily install software that constantly scans our computers and identifies (and perhaps deletes) files found to be "infringing." It's hard to believe the industry thinks savvy, security-conscious consumers would voluntarily do so. But those who remember the Sony BMG rootkit debacle know that the entertainment industry is all too willing to sacrifice consumers at the altar of copyright enforcement.
Would you voluntarily install this software!?!?! Wouldn't it be easier to make movies and TV shows economical and widely available, removing the motivation for pirates?
Even worse, they're trying to get the Department of Homeland security to conduct piracy raids:
This is perhaps the most revealing of the proposals: big Hollywood studios deputizing the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to provide taxpayer-supported muscle for summer blockbuster films. Jokes have been made about SWAT team raids on stereotypical file-sharers in college dorm rooms — but this entertainment industry request to "interdict...and to react swiftly with enforcement actions" brings that joke ridiculously close to reality.
Shouldn't the DHS be focused on protecting us from terrorists instead of raiding dorm rooms?