[CrackMonkey] dammit

George Moffitt zen at zork.net
Sat Jul 29 23:25:56 PDT 2000

begin  Peter A. Peterson II quotation:
> Agreed. *THAT* is the battle that will be truly interesting -- can a
> product manufacturer force companies to limit their own hardware
> because crime *could* be committed with it? The only other solution I
> think the RIAA might like is a powerful copyright police.

	...a case that will undoubtedly be riddled with references to
guns.  Let's restrain ourselves.
	This is the same ish that went on with Bleem!.  A company I
hate being attacked for ALL THE WRONG REASONS.  No matter what you
think, though, Napster's victory would mean more to anyone than their
loss.  If they win, there's no freedom lost, but if they lose, then
there still won't be any metallica-loving 12-year-olds talking about
how great it was that that proprietary software company got sent down
the crapper.

 They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;        From
 They pursued it with forks and hope;                 The Hunting of the Snark:
 They threatened its life with a railway-share;        an Agony in Eight Fits
 They charmed it with smiles and soap.                    by Lewis Carroll

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