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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