[free-sklyarov] Linux update withholds security info on DMCA terror

tom poe tompoe at renonevada.net
Fri Nov 2 16:28:28 PST 2001

On Friday 02 November 2001 13:46, Don Marti wrote:

> Better get your money back from him right away, then.
> All the rest of you free software programmers, back to work!
> Matthew Russotto needs working code by yesterday!  Don't worry
> about politics, or getting arrested if you do something a company
> doesn't like -- that would never happen.

Hi:  And, you know, Don.  For this feeble brain, it just doesn't make sense 
that folks want to premise their comments with the assumption that DMCA, 
SSSCA, and Sklyarov are mutually exclusive topics.  The man's life is a 
shambles, because companies think individuals are nonpersons.  Who, in their 
right mind, can justify a company's profits rising above Free Speech, 
Employee rights, or universal Human Rights?  More ridiculous, are the recent 
proclamations by industry, that they're entitled to put people in jail for 
legal acts!  When the "arm of the law" reaches out across the globe, to bring 
to justice a programmer/employee, rather than bring to justice the CEO, or 
individual responsible, it just boggles the mind!  Sure, I'd be just as upset 
if it were the CEO listed in the indictment, but that begs the question.  
What the hell's wrong with these legal minds out there?  What's wrong with 
the Adobe executives?  What's wrong with our legislators?  Nope.  In the 
final analysis on this thread, Alan Cox is showing us the future.  We should 
look, see, and expand this dramatically.  I posted a suggestion before, and I 
do it again, here.  A national, maybe global demonstration by all the Alan 
Cox's of Open Source projects should be undertaken.  A day, a week, a month 
of DMCA/SSSCA/Sklyarov "results" so that folks will get the message, loud and 
clear.  Those on this list that suggest FULL ENFORCEMENT as a call to action 
are right.  It needs to be done.  Tom

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