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Re: UK jails schizophrenic for refusal to decrypt files
From: Stephen Mullins <steve.mullins.work () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:28:57 -0500

What exactly do you expect the Brits to "vote from the rooftops" with?
 They can't even legally own pointy pieces of metal.  Do you expect
them to throw chip buttys and pints of ale down at the police state
thugs holding automated rifles?

This is a defacto ban on civilian use of encryption technology, that's
all it was ever intended to be.  After all, who wants to spend several
years in prison for forgetting a password?  This falls under the
mentality of, "if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to
fear."

Britain is a lost nation from the human rights perspective.  Luckily,
their problems are not our problems, yet.

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 6:41 AM, Gregor Schneider <rc46fi () googlemail com> wrote:
To me, the Brits - sorry, their government - are more and more turning
into fascists.

What, if somebody has 'really' forgotten his password or lost his key?
Jail for amnesia?

besides, everybody has the right to refuse to answer - meaning the
freedom of his / her mind.

Today, a computer often has become a part of the mind - notes, diaries
and so on. Therefore, this case to me is somehow equivalent to putting
someone into jail just because he does not want to answer a question -
which is definatelay a violation of a fundamental human right.

However, I believe that this happen more often will be the future - at
least in Europe and not only in the UK.

Maybe ppl should vote from the rooftops...

Cheers

Gregor
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