"This is not a national ID card."?
–text to be included on an "updated" Social Security card proposed by Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.). The card would bear a digital photo and an electronic strip containing personal information, and employers would be required to use it to check the immigration status of all new hires.
If you want to see what's at stake in the battle over overbroad intellectual property law, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation's list of Endangered Gizmos at eff.org/endangered. There you'll read about gadgets that managed to escape death at the hands of legislatures and courts (such as the VCR), technologies whose fate is still uncertain (such as Morpheus and other file sharing programs), and devices that have gone the way of the dodo (such as a DVD archiving program).