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Thread: Firewalls And Proxy Servers Illegal In Us?

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    Firewalls set to become illegal in many American states:
    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=8595

    Use a Firewall, Go to Jail:
    http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/archives/000336.html

    ... and send Bill Gates too:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/30003.html

    THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT) [went into effect March 31st, 2003]:
    http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.a...50-540c-amended

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    I don't get it. The WHOLE internet is based on encryption. On line retailing couldn't work without it, on-line banking,etc.etc. What's the logic here and who's sponsoring these bills?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    I doubt that bill will pass unless it's seriously reworded.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    I wish I was as optimistic as you MagicNakor, but so much asinine stuff gets written into law that it really wouldn't surprise me if it passed (at least in a couple of states). But duck now cause there'll be a shitstorm of litigation the second it does.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    again this is the work of the TOP business people in the country wanting their way with things
    and controlling things in the name of "homeland security" etc.

    "Congressman says Iraq should have American cell phones"
    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=8598

    What is this ?
    A big plan to capture a country to make INVESTMENTS that will benefit the business that support the campaign funds of politicians ?

    Oil for Food - Veto ? wow! how nice...

    Who decides how much oil and food are exchanged ? The Iraqi "people" dont get control over it do they.

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    okey it will pass and then what? its illagel to download copyrighted software and movies, whats your point?

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    Originally posted by lunatacs+ 2 April 2003 - 00:59--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (lunatacs @ 2 April 2003 - 00:59)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>okey it will pass and then what?[/b]

    If this passes, it&#39;ll make it illegal for anyone to own a hardware and/or software firewall

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    itll be illagel to download copyrighted software and movies, whats your point?[/quote] umm....i&#39;m assuming this was sarcasm...

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    Ahh, yet another reason why I&#39;m happy not to live in America.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    It&#39;s ALREADY passed and IN EFFECT in the US state of Michigan&#33;

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    As it happens, I&#39;m in Michigan right now (housesitting my brother&#39;s dog) and they are taking this Homeland Security bushwa VERY seriously up here. Detroit is apparently a veritable hornet&#39;s nest of terrorist activity judging by the number of arrests and of course there is the wide open border between the US and Canada. When I leave this weekend I&#39;ll return to Colorado, another state with similar legislation pending.
    It&#39;ll be interesting to see just how far personal liberties will be eroded in America in the name of Homeland Security.
    If the terrorists are clever they&#39;ll just sit back and do NOTHING, as we seem intent on achieving many of their goals all by ourselves&#33;
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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