[linux-elitists] Declan McCullagh: FC: Geeks want to "Free Dmitry" -- but Congress says keep him in jail

Ben Woodard ben@valinux.com
Wed Jul 25 09:54:49 PDT 2001


Did you guys see this in politech?

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http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,45522,00.html

   Congress No Haven for Hackers
   By Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)
   
   2:00 a.m. July 25, 2001 PDT
   
<snip>

   Coble's counterpart in the Senate, California Democrat Dianne
   Feinstein, feels the same way.
   
   "We need to protect copyrights and this law was designed to do that,"
   said Howard Gantman, a spokesman for Feinstein, who chairs the Senate
   Judiciary subcommittee on technology. "She's not looking to change
   it."

<snip>

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Dianne Feinstein is CA's senator. In other words she is very
vulnerable to directed comments by HER constituants. In other words I
see a vulnerability here. It seems to me like the majority of the
people who want the law revisited are here in CA. 

-ben




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