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[ale] SSSCA rears its (ugly) head once more
- Subject: [ale] SSSCA rears its (ugly) head once more
- From: ttlchaos at randomc.com (Eric Webb)
- Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 18:54:12 -0500
On Friday 01 March 2002 01:51 pm, you 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.
Who the hell is going to know if you tamper with it, or is there also some
kind of provision for monitoring my hard drive...? Will there be required
yearly testings to verify that your hard drive is still untampered? How can
they expect to enforce such stupidity?
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