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Everyone should read comp.risks, part 3

According to CNET News.com, US Reps. Howard Berman, D-Calif., and Howard Coble, R-N.C., are planning to introduce a bill "that would permit copyright holders to perform nearly unchecked electronic hacking if they have a 'reasonable basis' to believe that piracy is taking place."

http://news.com.com/2104-1023-945923.html

and

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/education/newsid_2144000/2144188.stm

Tens of thousands of children are being finger-printed in school -- often without the consent of their parents.

"People who have nothing to hide - why would they worry?"

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cjsmith
Jul. 31st, 2002 03:14 pm (UTC)
"that would permit copyright holders to perform nearly unchecked electronic hacking if they have a 'reasonable basis' to believe that piracy is taking place."

Punishment with presumption of guilt and without a trial. That's pretty sick.
ex_serenejo
Jul. 31st, 2002 06:37 pm (UTC)
comp.risks, huh? I *was* just looking for another timesink. ;-)
firecat
Jul. 31st, 2002 06:40 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not a timesink. It's a moderated digest and only comes out about once a week.

Of course, fuming about what you see in there might count as a timesink.
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