History According to @holovision: Digital Millennium Copyright Act

In 1985 the Weird Science movie was shown in theaters. During this time period there was a great amount of public concern over young kids imitating what they would see in movies. In response the Ronald Reagan administration started enacting stricter copyright laws to prevent teenage boys from using the combination of a Commodore 64, VIC-20 modem and the Hutchison Effect to generate millions of undocumented fantasy-granting shiksas.

In 1998 during impeachment hearings the supporters of president Bill Clinton argued that Clinton would only be president for a few more months and couldn't possibly do any more damage to the world than he already had done. Undermining his supporters' argument president Clinton shouted, "I can do this!", and signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) into federal law. Clinton's lapse in judgement was later attributed to a case of untreated syphilis. However, due to severe senility the U.S. Supreme Court later affirmed the DMCA to be constitutional.

By 2005 intellectual property owners found the DMCA to be an effective method of censorship against criticism of their creative works. According to a Google 2009 study the grueling task of processing DMCA notices reduced talk among their slave labor about violently overthrowing their corporation by 56%.

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