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    a good week for freedom

    Man this has been a hell of a good week for the defenders:

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Congress' third assault on Internet pornography appears likely to meet the same ignoble end as the previous two.
    A two-week trial over library filtering ended Thursday with a trio of judges criticizing the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) as an unreasonable intrusion into the rights of Americans to view legal material online.


    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy says a controversial proposal to embed copy protection in electronics gear will not become law this year.

    A copyright campaign: Notice how all the champions of Hollywood's copy-protect-everything legislation are Democrats?

    Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee better known as the "Instapundit," says that hands Republicans a competitive advantage.
    Reynolds wrote in a column this week: "If the Republicans have any sense, they'll be making an issue of this in the next elections, painting the Democrats as hypocrites who have sold out to Hollywood, and who are trying to reach, Big Brother-like, into the hearts of American televisions and computers. But even if they don't, a lot of Web denizens will be saying it, and it's likely to have a lot of resonance. Because it's true."


    Carnivore update: The FBI lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit seeking details about the bureau's Carnivore surveillance system.

    This week, U.S. District Judge James Robertson ruled that the FBI should have turned over documents relating to the spyware and ordered a 60-day "further search." Robertson rejected the FBI's request for summary judgment.
    The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed the lawsuit two years ago after its Freedom of Information Act request had been rebuffed.


    the more you complain, the longer god let's you stay on the internet.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Thanks for the good news.
    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    - Samuel Johnson

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks Tedob
    \"SI JE PUIS\"

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