Congress of the USA.....Ultimate Hacker
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    Macht Nicht Aus moxnix's Avatar
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    Congress of the USA.....Ultimate Hacker

    I read this artical just today.....scary. or
    (link should work now)

    Senator Hatch :
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet.
    Legal experts have said any such attack would violate federal anti-hacking laws.
    "No one is interested in destroying anyone's computer," replied Randy Saaf of MediaDefender Inc., a secretive Los Angeles company that builds technology to disrupt music downloads.

    "I'm interested," Hatch interrupted.
    Orin Kerr, a former Justice Department cybercrimes prosecutor and associate professor at George Washington University law school.
    Kerr predicted it was "extremely unlikely" for Congress to approve a hacking exemption for copyright owners, partly because of risks of collateral damage when innocent users might be wrongly targeted.
    "It wouldn't work," Kerr said. "There's no way of limiting the damage."
    If congress passes such a law, where will it end. After rewiting the federal anti hacking laws, allowing legal hacks to distroy a private persons property.......what is next, un-licenced linux users?
    Anyone see anything good in this?
    PS> or bad of course.
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    and bush is the one ppl are scared of.
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    The link to the complete article did not work for me.
    Can you check it out, I would like to read it.

    (is it a 'pay' site ?)

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    Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive (the dang thing blew up)

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    i doubt that it will ever get as far as "Destroying" illegal downloaders puters... because then most of the people online would be destroyed and the isps would lose money... for one... second p2p file sharing is growing and the riaa's lawsuits are failing...
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    If they would just put cd burning kiosks in record stores. You could choose the tracks that you wanted and pay by what you ripped. It would stop groups like the rolling stones from releasing greatest hits albums and from having to buy a bunch of useless tracks to get one song. Then the p2p music sharing would stop.

    It would also allow you to get one good track in the case of a widow or manager releasing tracks of their bereaved that the artist felt wasn't worthy of release (OH no it's Yoko ONO!)

    The music industry sucks.

    I'm having trouble getting cassette materials because the industry is frowning on it. Cassettes are perfect for my vehicle, somehow putting a quality cd audio system in my truck doesn't seem practical.

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    cassettes are being phased out... no matter what though p2p will always exist... it is the nature of the internet... the sharing of information... just so happens that it breaks copyright law. the riaa has tried to put a stop to it... but there little attempts are being thwarted... part of the problem is the damage claims are like billions of dollars and they file them against poor college kids with no money...
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