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Re: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
- From: Michael.A.Rolenz(at)aero.org
- Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 08:27:08 -0700
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The unanswered question, or maybe unasked, is why Congress even entertains
such stupid notions rather than showing them the boot on their way out.
Noah silva <email@example.com>
Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
10/16/01 05:10 AM
Please respond to dvd-discuss
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Hang the RIAA in their own noose.
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Tom wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 11:08:44PM -0400, John Dempsey wrote:
> > > 1.) about RIAA wanting to have permission to hack people's computers
> > I have a lot of MP3 files. I've got huge piles of CD's from which I
> > migrated the media. (I worked at a record company and they had a lot
> > rejected artist promo disks.) How would the RIAA differentiate these
> > illegally-aquired content? And do they want to be exempt from
> > responsibility for mistakes? What if they destroy my property? Are
> > then "terrorists", or are they exempt from prosecution?
> that's what they are trying. they do *not* attempt to get a right to
> hack your machine (they believe they already have that right). they
> *do* try to get exemption from prosecution for "collateral damages"
> they might cause.
Now we know who REALLY made Nimda and Code Red? ;)
I have over 100 CDs worth of mp3 files, and I have the origional CDs too
in 98% of the cases. Somehow I am not that worried about them hacking
into my NFS over SSH server with no public IP - but the fast they can
think they have the right to do so, and without consequence is a bit
disturbing. But if they have the right, I assume anyone does - or are
they somehow special? I mean I could go around randomly attacking
computers, and claim it was because I thought someone was distributing
that mp3 of me singing in the shower.
-- noah silva