Copy Protection… Bad, Kung Fu Fighting Hamster… Good!

Princeton computer science professor Ed Felten is fighting against copy protection in digital devices. His opponent: Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings of South Carolina who introduced a bill to Congress last spring that would force electronics manufacturers to do just that. Professor Felten maintains something called Fritz’s Hit List on his blog which is basically a collection of items that will fall victim to Hollings’ bill if it is passed. Why is this something important to know? Because the Kung Fu Fighting Hamster is on this list and I’ll be damned if some congressman is going to take that away from the people! I mean just look at the cute thing in action.

Seriously though, if this is something that bothers you as much as it bothers me (and it really should), please contact your congressperson and let them know what you think.