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Re: Freedom to Tinker: Use a Firewall, Go to Jail
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Freedom to Tinker: Use a Firewall, Go to Jail
- From: Chris Hedemark <chris_(_at_)_yonderway_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 14:09:47 -0500
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