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Analog Hole Bill Would Impose a Secret Law


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Ken Horowitz

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Posted January 25 2006 - 02:07 AM

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-t...nker.com/?p=958



#2 of 9 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted January 25 2006 - 02:43 AM

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

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   John C

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Posted January 25 2006 - 02:59 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Aaron_Brez

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Posted January 25 2006 - 03:15 AM

Yep. Bad law. Totally disgusting.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 25 2006 - 05:47 AM

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

Yeah, right.

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted January 25 2006 - 06:44 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Ken Horowitz

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Posted January 25 2006 - 06:57 AM



#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

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Posted January 31 2006 - 04:16 PM

Okay, I'll say it: fucking bought bastards.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted February 02 2006 - 02:58 PM

I'll do you one worse, Dan;
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