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Re: More DMCA fratricide
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 02:18:09 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: Robert Ferrell <rferrell () texas net>

Now it is directly affecting forensic investigations. Next comes ISS
scanner, NAI Sniffer Pro, nmap, snort, lsof, ps, ........ the power
button.

Let's grow up, people.

Let's be absolutely clear on this point:  the special interest groups
who pushed so frenetically for the passage of the DMCA do not give two
hairs off a rat's backside about security, forensics, the US
Constitution, justice, fair play, society, or common decency.  They
are interested in one thing and one thing only: maximizing their
profits.  Blind, overwhelming greed drove this legislation, and
nothing more.

The logical endpoint for DMCA enforcement is the abolishment of any
software, written documentation, or even eventually whispered
conversation that might in some minute way impact the music industry's
ability to control their God-given intellectual property rights
absolutely. Face it, this isn't so much legislation as it is
authoritarian dictation.

The Rule of Law is based on a spirit of compromise and working toward
the common good.  The DMCA is more like a proclamation from the
emperor ordering that anyone who criticizes the State have their
fingers cut off.

We'd all better just get used to typing with our nubs...

RGF



Robert G. Ferrell
rferrell () texas net
http://rferrell.home.texas.net/rgflit.html 



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