22. June, 2003 - leaving Detroit
- Well, MacHack’s over, and it's time to hit the road. Here’s some links for the day.
- Extreme lobbying upsets Assembly. Lawmakers are mad at the response to their killing a privacy bill in California. Proponents of the law have posted the social security numbers of the representatives who voted against the law. [flutterby]
- New bill injects FBI into P2P battle, making them responsible for catching and prosecuting people who are illegally trading copyrighted works. This just after it was announced that the FBI was going to spend less time on drug prosecutions so they’d be able to catch terrorists. I guess that means that file-swappers are the real terrorists.
- Senate Once Again Backs Stringent Penalties for Spam Senders. The bill makes it illegal to forge your headers, but still legal to send a first unsolicited commmercial email. The recipient would still have to opt-out (which is bad), and the bill would do nothing to prevent spammers from moving offshore, just as online casinos have.
- Ashcroft Calls on News Media to Help Explain Antiterrorism Laws. Of course he wants them to explain that the laws are a Good Thing, but hey, it’s not like other lies haven’t appeared in the news.
- Says here the White House censored report on global warming. Our government lying to us?! Inconceivable!
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