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Re: Freedom to Tinker: Use a Firewall, Go to Jail

On Friday, March 28, 2003, at 08:31 AM, Dave Feustel wrote:

The states of Massachusetts and Texas are preparing to
consider bills that apparently are intended to extend the
national Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (TX bill; MA bill)
The bills are obviously related to each other somehow,
since they are textually similar.

Ah, Texas... the state that brought us the glorious war lord King George II, executor of the Bill of Rights gutting Patriot Act, and architect of the largest intelligence agency that spies on its own citizens since the Stasi and the KGB.

Why am I not surprised?

Largely I think this will fail when it is realized that the state government itself is riddled with such technology, and would probably implode if forced to remove it.

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" - Mahatma Gandhi

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