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Re: public scalable vpn?
From: Steven Bellovin <smb () cs columbia edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:47:29 -0500

On Feb 18, 2012, at 6:51 PM, George Bonser wrote:

academics in ontario are gonna need a scalable vpn service until they
find jobs elsewhere.


i can only handle a dozen or so.  anyone running anything at scale?


"The agreement reached last month with the licensing agency includes provisions defining e-mailing hyperlinks as 
equivalent to photocopying a document"

I certainly hope that is some politicized hype printed in that article and not real.  That is absolutely idiotic on 
the face of it.  When I have seen stuff like this printed in the past it has generally been over the top 
catastrophizing of an issue in order to inflame emotions.  I sure hope that's the case here.  Otherwise my impression 
of Canadians has sunk to a new low.  Why would it be in anyone's interest to sign such an agreement?

It seems to be real -- see http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2012/February/copyright_deal_struck.html

I asked a Canadian friend of mine (who has serious privacy and security expertise) about it.  She said "Yes - we were 
discussing this vile decision in my Technopolicy law class...  I have no idea what they were thinking! Idiots."

                --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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