posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:50 PM
An update on this is appropriate. Senator Hatch is evidently pulling out all stops to get this legislation pushed through. The proposed Bill has far
more consequences than I initially imagined.
At first sight, the concerns of some hardware manufacturers may be of little interest to us, although it seems noteworthy that Apple's iPod seems
unlikely to be affected. But there's more. P2P networks aren't the only ones in protest, as I expected. There are dissenting voices within privacy
and civil rights groups too.
This is highly punitive legislation, allowing as it does for high fines. wire-tapping, and even prison terms. It is being framed in such a fashion as
to violate privacy rights that are accorded to minors.
And maybe the bulk of ATS members do not participate in P2P file-sharing, but are we sure that our children & young friends have nothing to fear? I
feel it would be advisable to check out this scene from the provided links, then you can make an informed decision as to whether any of this could
impact you and yours in a negative way.
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