Hello, ... For those readers who happen to be in the Boston area, there is a public hearing on the Mass Bill in room 222 of the State House at 10 AM tommorowMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2003View SourceHello,
> I noticed there are comments on draft bills in a number ofFor those readers who happen to be in the Boston area,
> states, including MA, making the rounds of the internet
> sites mostly under "Firewalls being made illegal".
> The comments are in regard to the broad wording of the
> bills technically making things like VPN and NAT illegal
> because you are hiding information from your ISP.
> I read the text of the MA and CO bills. The purpose
> seems to be to prevent stealing of communications
> services. The definition of communications service
> mentions commercial services but goes on to include
> almost any communications method. It seems to cover
> TVRO and even AM/FM radio. The draft bills make it
> illegal to even receive any radio service with the
> express consent of the service provider.
there is a public hearing on the Mass Bill in room 222 of the
State House at 10 AM tommorow morning Wed April 2nd.
This is not law yet and opposition might help narrow
the drastic language a bit...
Dave Emery N1PRE, die@... DIE Consulting, Weston, Mass 02493
PGP fingerprint 1024D/8074C7AB 094B E58B 4F74 00C2 D8A6 B987 FB7D F8BA 8074
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Tax Center - File online, calculators, forms, and more