[linux-elitists] Declan McCullagh: FC: Geeks want to "Free Dmitry" -- but Congress says keep him in jail
Wed Jul 25 10:01:36 PDT 2001
"Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> on Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 09:54:49AM -0700, Ben Woodard (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Did you guys see this in politech?
>From the article (page 2):
"There has been a lot of discussion about circumvention and free
speech," Adler said. "But I wonder if those same advocates would
be as protective of a piece of technology that helps people
obtain their personal information online."
Good God. These people aren't even making basic sense any more. This is
about the same argument as:
"There are a lot of people who say they like ice cream, but I wonder
if those same advocates would be as fond of ice cream if it was
made out of boiled human flesh?"
> I'm serious about setting myself up as the fall guy for this to take the
> hit, arrest, and jail time, if that's what it takes (and if I know y'all
> are behind me on this ;-).
I'm with you. I was considering volunteering too, but couldn't possibly
until after September.
> Idea: code up an implementation of Sklyarov's content extractor,
> demonstrate it on an eBook copy of the US Constitution, and distribute
> source. Under my name. That should have a good spin to it. Anyone on
> this list have access to an eBook encoder?
Think Elcomsoft might sell you the copyright to AEBP for a dollar? :-)
Regardless, do make sure you get good legal advice before engaging in
any planned civil disobedience. We don't want you in jail for the next 5
Rusty Foster :: email@example.com :: http://www.kuro5hin.org
Whenever you have a thought that contains both the
words "money making idea" and "your pants," ignore it.
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