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Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF opposes blacklisting spammers
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF opposes blacklisting spammers
- From: Bryan Taylor <bryan_w_taylor(at)yahoo.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 16:12:08 -0700 (PDT)
- In-Reply-To: <20011019232102.A25686@lemuria.org>
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--- Tom <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Well, I strongly object to that. If that is really what the EFF is saying,
> > then shame on them for not being clear. There is a HUGE difference between
> > government action and private action.
The ability to arrest people that don't comply with their laws. The ability to
shoot and kill people who resist arrest. The ability to raise armed military
and police forces to implement the execution of laws.
> there was a time where the government was huge and had resources and
> power inaccessable to private parties. the US was founded at the end of
> that time, and largely embodies the principles for such an era.
> however, today we live in a world where privately hold corporations
> have anual budgets that exceed the national budget of all but the
> wealthy western nation states. not to mention that they have started to
> draft their own laws - by proxy, for the moment.
Well, I contend that the proxy law situation is unconstintutional and therefore
represents an evil that absolutely undermines government legitimacy. The big
budget issue I just don't care about. Good for them. They get it by creating
value and trading it to willing trading parterns. That isn't power, that is
> governments aren't the only abusers of power who need to be kept in
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