[Politech] Record labels want mandatory "Net drivers license?" [ip][priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Thu Oct 09 2003 - 23:33:05 PDT

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    [Glenn Reynolds is a very reliable source. I invite the RIAA to quash this 
    story early on. A blanket, on-the-record denial saying they do not and 
    never will support such a proposal would reassure me. --Declan]
    AT LUNCHTIME TODAY, I moderated a panel discussion on digital downloading 
    and music, featuring a bunch of musicians, songwriters, and industry people 
    from Nashville. Here's the scary bit: one of the industry guys said that 
    their big legislative priority is to try to create a regime where you have 
    to register with a unique, verifiable ID to access the Internet.
    No doubt the next step would be to take away that ID as punishment for 
    "misconduct" on the Internet. Shades of Vernor Vinge's True Names.
    posted at 04:12 PM by Glenn Reynolds
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