From: Unit 4 <email@example.com> As I recall there was a furor about a year ago (and that's like 7 in net.years) when someone created a parody (nudge nudge, wink wink, protected speech) by merging the soundtrack from a beer commercial with the video of the Elian Gonzales incident. Example: http://www.hacknaked.org/elian_true/ The owner of the video, AP, took offense, and threatened action. http://www.techanddesign.com/elian/down.html The result of the publicity from this action was the posting of the offending file in its enirety to many usenet groups, with descriptions as to why it was being posted (nudge nudge, wink wink ^2). Many, many mirrors of the site were then set up by individuals interested in protecting protected speech, which included both viewing and complete archive download-for-remirroring capability. The example above is only one such site. In an interview after this occurred and resolved itself in its own favor, the individual hired to spearhead the failed legal effort to stop it made this statement: "If the argument is who can talk louder, the Internet is always going to win." -- David Tomlin, A.P. (re: Elian_True) Word. -- "If the argument is who can talk louder, the Internet is always going to win." -- David Tomlin, A.P. (re: Elian_True) ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email isn-unsubscribe@SecurityFocus.com.
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