[linux-elitists] From the Scoop

Heather star@betelgeuse.starshine.org
Fri Mar 16 17:08:04 PST 2001

Saw a cool item in one of the "Infoworld Scoop" subcategories:

* Senate approves limits on dot-com database sales
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In the good news, says they are *not* allowed to just change their
privacy policy tune just because they're going bankrupt.

In the bad news, the phrase "after court consideration" comes up, so
in a worst case, I can imagine a company that *doesn't* want to do 
this, being ordered by the court to sell the db - or (assuming they 
blow a raspberry and destroy the database) face a heavy contempt fine,
maybe even not get granted bankruptcy protection.  Sigh.

* Heather * When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more 
            easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone 
            Ranger handle this?"

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