|| ||"Anand Srivastava" <Anand.Srivastava@ascom.ch>|
|| ||Debunking DMCA myths|
|| ||Tue, 20 Aug 2002 11:48:26 +0200|
I think that your article is of the same type that a German would have
written when Nazi's had started. Yes we know that Prof. Felton would not
have been prosecuted, but you know if the present trend continues for
another 10 years, the then Prof. Felton will not be given any warning and
would be prosecuted when presenting the paper and then he will go to
Jail. You think things are not that bad, only Russian employees are getting
Jailed. You will say that Skylarov broke the law, but no his company broke
the law. Do you think if you were a scientist for a brewing company, and
that company tried to sell the brew into some country where its prohibited,
and you happen to be in that country, should you be jailed. Skylarov was
just giving a presentation, like Felton would have been giving a
presentation. Ofcourse, if we take the German and Nazi example he was just
a jew, they won't do that to a German right.
I think your profession is also under the firing line. But you think that
you would be able to recognize a gun held to your head, right.
I think at the end of the article you get to the point of understanding
that this just a point in the battle and of course the proponents of DMCA
would much rather have Prof. Felton in jail. They just know that its not
possible with the current state of legislation. They will much rather wait
till they get to the next 10 steps.
I think Orwell's 1984 is coming, it would just be delayed some 25-30 years.
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