Analog Hole Bill Would Impose a Secret Law

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  1. Ken Horowitz

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    Ed Felten at his "Freedom to Tinker" site addresses the draft analog-hole bill. I'll quote his initial post below, but there's ongoing discussion of interest there as well.

    http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=958

     
  2. RobertR

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    Ken, that's astounding. This is exactly the kind of "hand out special favors to a well financed interest group" legislation I despise.
     
  3. John C

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    Typical. Consumers lose once again. At the rate things are going, VEIL probably monitors what programs we watch. "Hey, we've got a household here watching too much Al Jazeera! Better send them off to Guantanemo!"
     
  4. Aaron_Brez

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    Yep. Bad law. Totally disgusting.
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'm sure it's 100% necessary for national security.

    Yeah, right.

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    Ben Franklin is turning over in his grave. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chu Gai

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    The thing is I think is that the bill has a better chance of passing not as a standalone but as a rider onto something else. Note that both congressmen are up for re-election in 2006 and both receive funding (contributions) from organizations that would benefit from the dangerous consumer. Also, in another thread I mentioned that one aspect of the bill, if I read it correctly, is that it would exempt 'professional' equipment from being enhanced...err, broken. To me this suggests that established media like the NY Times, TV, etc. would enjoy the bill's passage since this would make it more difficult for alternative dissemination of news and entertainment.
     
  7. Ken Horowitz

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  8. Dan Hitchman

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    Okay, I'll say it: fucking bought bastards.
     
  9. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    I'll do you one worse, Dan;
    POLITICIANS
     

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