Tue Jun 4 12:17:20 MDT 2013
"Mike Goodwin, of EFF fame, has looked into this
subject a bit deeper, and makes a frightening
observation. Among other things, this PDF report
draws an ugly conclusion: As written, these
"mine-DMCA" acts change the legislative focus
radically, such that all technology that is not
expressly permitted by a communications provider will
I wonder how passage of this law will affect the terms
and conditions of providers like Comcast. As of today
my T&C allows NAT and WiFi but is very aware of the
--- Glenn Ashton <gfa at idiom.com> wrote:
> Yes, if the bill is reconciled by both houses the
> governor will have to
> sign the bill.
> This topic is very important to the Open Source/
> Linux community because
> it in itself could outlaw the use of Linux on ISP
> connections. If a
> computer running Linux is not an "approved device"
> by your ISP, get ready
> to go to jail for up to four years.
> I called and left a message for Jack Pommer, the
> State Rep. from Longmont,
> and of course received no response. Frankly, we
> need to be an activist
> group to protect our use of Linux.
> -Glenn Ashton
> On Fri, 18 Apr 2003, Dhruva B. Reddy wrote:
> > Neal,
> > (After that big brouhaha, I'm afraid to post this
> to the list)
> > Are you still tracking this? I understand that
> the House approved the
> > Senate's amendments on Monday, but I have another
> parliamentary procedure
> > question for you. Does the governor have to
> ratify this (as is in the
> > U.S. Government)?
> > Thanks,
> > Dhruva
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