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[ale] SSSCA rears its (ugly) head once more



I will be a PROUD member of that clan!!!!

George

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Philips [mailto:jcphil at mindspring.com]
To: ale at ale.org
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 4:33 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] SSSCA rears its (ugly) head once more


"When Linux is outlawed, only outlaws will have Linux."

I always wanted to be part of a dangerous, underground movement.


On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 14:34, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> It really scares the crap out of me to think that at some point in the
> nearing future, all of the stuff I use, all Open Source, could be
> outlawed for failing to comply with crap like this.
>
> On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 13:51, Charles Shapiro wrote:
> > If you haven't heard of it, the SSSCA (Security Systems Standards
> > Certification Act) would mandate that all new hard drives contain an
> > as-yet-undecided copy-protection scheme. Buying or selling a new drive
> > which was not so crippled would be a crime.  It  would also be a crime
> > to tamper with the copy-protection hardware or software on a disk drive.
> > Up to a half-million dollar fine or five years in jail for the first
> > offfense. This ain't law yet, but the time to act is now.
> >
> > "When Congress sits idly by in the face of these activities, we
> > essentially sanction the Internet as a haven for thievery"
> > Fritz Hollings (D-SC) Feb 28, 2002 (hearings re the SSSCA)
> >
> > Uh, maybe it's time to do an ALE meeting on "Progress toward outlawing
> > Open Source". Congress is really starting to scare me here. Any lawyers
> > or politicos in the house? I'd be glad to help out, but I don't really
> > feel qualified to do a full presentation.
> >
> > -- CHS
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