Re: [TTLUG] SSSCA will be anti- open source?
- That piece of legislative stupidity is ridiculous in the extreme and can
never be enforced - although I'm sure that some idiots will make everyone's
lives miserable by trying.
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Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 8:38 AM
Subject: [TTLUG] SSSCA will be anti- open source?
> The specific portions of SSSCA involved (as drafted), BTW, are
> notes in brackets : Sec. 101. PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN
> DEVICES. (a) IN GENERAL -- It is unlawful to manufacture, import,
> to the public, provide or otherwise traffic in any interactive
> digital device that does not include and utilize certified
> security technologies that adhere to the security system
> standards adopted under section 104. [Note that "offer to the
> public" and "provider or otherwise traffic
> in" would apply to common modes of distribution of free software.
> As defined in 109, "interactive digital device" includes
> "software".] (b) EXCEPTION -- Subsection (a) does not apply to
> the offer for
> sale or provision of, or other trafficking in, any
> previously-owned interactive digital device, if such device was
> legally manufactured or imported, and sold, prior to the
> effective date of regulations adopted under section 104 and not
> subsequently modified in violation of subsection (a) or 103(a)
> [The prohibition (here) of modifying code contravenes the GNU GPL,
> definition of FSF Free Software, and OSI Open Source.] <...>
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- bloddy hell....at this rate it will become illigal to download updated drivers for your computer withouth 128 bit encription and your personal id code from the computer chip they tag you with at birth...hell what next?....make chatting illigal becasuse it transmits your thoughts vial unsecure keyboard activity?....and becasue it violated the copywrong act as your words adn typing are used in many variouse business names and ussage of the leters violated the registered business names because you said "a boy" and coca cola has the letters and and o in them?......and even thought people say i am paranoid...bet you microsoft has thier hands in that piece of legislation they are trying to blind us with....