WOW - just what can you say?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mickey Mouse, May 15, 2007.

  1. Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse Guest

    Mickey Mouse, May 15, 2007
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  2. Looking at some civil liberties implications of the way Mr. Gonzales (sp?) has
    set that up, the Thought Police is only just around the corner.

    So _intent_ to install filesharing software on your comp shall threaten
    'Homeland Security' now, eh? No longer will the invading Marines be looking for
    WMD, they'll be looking for Napster!!!

    <sigh> -Peter

    P.S. ;-)
     
    Peter Huebner, May 15, 2007
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    peterwn Guest

    And just how much did the industry pay in campaign contributions to
    buy that legislative package.

    What is worse is that USA then pressures other nations to adopt
    similar legislation that was originally enacted in USA with a
    background of corruption.

    Australia got caught properly with this one a few years ago and is
    being forced to enact IP legislation which people do not want and
    which effectively creates property rights out of thin air to the
    benefit of large USA companies like Microsoft and to the detriment of
    local enterprise. In other words, the Australian government
    unwittingly agreed to appropriate a very valuable slice of the
    Australian property 'commons' and hand it to USA interests on a
    plate. This is in effect a 21st century version of the Enclosures
    Acts of the 18th century.
     
    peterwn, May 17, 2007
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    Roger_Nickel Guest

    Where does "homeland Security" come into it anyway?, It's like something
    out of an old Robert Harris novel. Thomas Jefferson is probably
    spinning in his grave. Next the precrime police?.
     
    Roger_Nickel, May 17, 2007
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