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Thread: Heard The News (firewalls)?

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    Seen this on a site dedicated to lan/wan connections.
    Wonder if you heard about it or if it's crap.

    Use a Firewall, Go to Jail
    Bills twist the DMCA into another odd shape
    Massachusetts, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Tennessee, and Colorado are all preparing to consider bills that would extend the reach of the DMCA in such a way that could ban the possession, sale, or use of technologies that "conceal from a communication service provider ... the existence or place of origin or destination of any communication". This would in effect criminalize technologies such as firewalls and NAT. Even encrypted email, which obscures the "To" line of the email from your ISP via encryption, could be included under the various legislations' vague language.
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    does'nt seem funny
    (and, by the way, sorry for my bad english, i'm a poor frogg-eater)

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    Leech_Killer's Avatar Poster
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    Don't worry about it, it just crap.

    Think about it even XP has a built in firewall and ISP can already track you. How are they going to ban software thats there to protect you and the big companies will insist on using this software to protect it's produces.

    They'll try and ban AV's next.

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    HELL-you will be too_$oon enough
    I wonder if this reporter has ever heard of researching a story?
    firewalls CAN'T be banned.
    that's like banning doors AND walls in peoples houses

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    Luca_Snipes's Avatar Poster
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    there is another mention of this at which i think takes a more comical look at this

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    Jan 2003
    i cant imagine a bill being passed like that
    though, i know "they" will try to slide through any loophole possible, further exploiting our rights.
    fight back


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