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Re: The SSSCA considered harmful

by tjh (Curate)
on Mar 02, 2002 at 13:35 UTC ( #148814=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The SSSCA considered harmful

tilly, thanks. You're right to bring it up.

The SSSCA is horrible public, private and science policy.

From reports I've read, the SSSCA also contains or mandates:

  • that industry groups have a year to agree on a security standard;
  • if they don't agree on one, that the Commerce Dept will assume control and create or arbitrarily decide on one for us;
  • that Sunshine Laws would not apply to meetings concerning this law - (closed-door, private meetings could be held to make this policy/law);
  • industry organizations will be immune from anti-trust prosecution.

Several interesting and related sites: StopPoliceware.org, (contains links to the bill, new articles, representatives and a petition), another petition is here, some independent writings discussing how the law may backfire on the content providers pushing it are here.

Red Hat details their opposition to the bill, and mentions the bill's threat to all Open Source technology.

For those interested (and you should be), there's much more literature available by searching.

It's difficult to conceive how far-reaching and intrustive this legislation is and can be. There must be huge contribution$ and other political lever$ being pushed...

and Main Street won't notice that a few more rights simply disappeared late one night.

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Re: Re: The SSSCA considered harmful
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 22, 2003 at 23:36 UTC
    "For those interested (and you should be), there's much more literature available by searching"..... But you wouldn't be able to... Search engines would be a thing of the past as all information on the internet would be copyright and why would you want access to copyright material?

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