Re: [ISN] More DMCA fratricide

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 00:18:09 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Robert Ferrell <rferrellat_private>
    >Now it is directly affecting forensic investigations. Next comes ISS
    >scanner, NAI Sniffer Pro, nmap, snort, lsof, ps, ........ the power
    >Let's grow up, people.
    Let's be absolutely clear on this point:  the special interest groups
    who pushed so frenetically for the passage of the DMCA do not give two
    hairs off a rat's backside about security, forensics, the US
    Constitution, justice, fair play, society, or common decency.  They
    are interested in one thing and one thing only: maximizing their
    profits.  Blind, overwhelming greed drove this legislation, and
    nothing more.
    The logical endpoint for DMCA enforcement is the abolishment of any
    software, written documentation, or even eventually whispered
    conversation that might in some minute way impact the music industry's
    ability to control their God-given intellectual property rights
    absolutely. Face it, this isn't so much legislation as it is
    authoritarian dictation.
    The Rule of Law is based on a spirit of compromise and working toward
    the common good.  The DMCA is more like a proclamation from the
    emperor ordering that anyone who criticizes the State have their
    fingers cut off.
    We'd all better just get used to typing with our nubs...
    Robert G. Ferrell
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