[linux-elitists] Fwd: [declan@well.com: FC: DOJ quietly drafts USA Patriot II, includes anti-crypto section]

Shawn McMahon smcmahon@eiv.com
Sat Feb 8 15:51:52 PST 2003


> Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 21:53:58 -0500
> From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
> Subject: FC: DOJ quietly drafts USA Patriot II, includes anti-crypto section
> 
> Question: When encryption is omnipresent in everything from wireless 
> networks to hard drives to SSH clients, might the basic effect of such a 
> law be to boost potential maximum prison terms by five years?

That's not ENTIRELY bad for our side.  There comes a point when the
penalty for a crime is so severe that a jury becomes loath to convict.  


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