The massive lobbying effort by Hollywood and the RIAA have evidently payed off as the Obama administration unveils its vision to combat piracy. The plan calls for the US government to monitor file sharing sites and bittorrent networks and provide information to media groups interested in prosecuting those they suspect of sharing copyrighted content. They also plan to try to extend their influence to website operating outside the United States. This is potentially related to another bill, which will go before congress later this year, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which would allow the government to charge people it suspects of imminently committing copyright infringement (for example, by searching "torrent daft punk"). Read the full article.