posted on Mar, 31 2003 @ 06:07 AM
'Use a Firewall, Go to Jail
Bills twist the DMCA into another odd shape
Massachusetts, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Tennessee, and Colorado are all preparing to consider bills that would extend the
reach of the DMCA in such a way that could ban the possession, sale, or use of technologies that "conceal from a communication service provider ...
the existence or place of origin or destination of any communication". This would in effect criminalize technologies such as firewalls and NAT. Even
encrypted email, which obscures the "To" line of the email from your ISP via encryption, could be included under the various legislations' vague
Super-DMCA Already Passed in Michigan
look under the March 26th date and you'll find the link to the actual states who have already passed, or are going to pass these laws.
it's on the front page.
here's the link to the actual bill in Michigan
also, the ACLU cyber chief is concerned with rights
more proof of the fit hitting the shan?
[Edited on 31-3-2003 by Grommer]