The whole **** subject is starting to smell like the old saying "he who
mentions Nazis first, loses".
The point I was trying to make was similar to what Samantha said earlier
(and better!) - it's a matter of human freedom and self expression.
Writing software is as much a free speech issue as being able to call your
elected officials by their proper descriptions in public.
Earlier this year they tried to outlaw independent political speech in the
period 60 days before federal elections. Our "leaders" have gone from
ignoring the Constitution to actively spitting on the document, and acting
proud of their treason.
At 11:29 AM 9/10/01 +0100, you wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 09:24:20AM +1000, Russell Blackford wrote:
> > >Why does this
> > >whole subject make me think of how they are trying to control "g*ns"?
> > I have no idea.
> > I am finding it difficult to think of even one person whom I know off this
> > list with whom I could use such an analogy to suggest that the proposed
> > legislation is a *bad* thing.
>Let me go further: the FASTEST way to build public support for
>draconian legislation of this type in the UK would be to somehow
>link DRM circumvention tools to handguns in the public mind.
>Not saying there isn't a common factor in the mindset behind the
>clamp-down; just saying that to draw this out in public would
>be a very effective way of shooting ourselves in the [metaphorical]
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