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Re: [NEWS] FBI To Require ISPs To Reconfigure E-mail Systems (fwd)
If it bothers you all so much, then put together a petition, circulate it at NANOG, send the results to congress. ... petition the government for a redress of grievances. Repeat at IETF. Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
On Fri, 19 Oct 2001 12:41:02 PDT, Randy Bush said:Somewhere along with the power to vote particular politicians in or out must come some respect for the laws those people create, even the ones we don't think are perfect.if i and others had followed your advice, african-americans would still ride in the back of the bus, we would still have atmospheric atomic testing, and we would probably still be losing american and viet namese lives in viet nam and those on the streets and campuses of the country who disagreed with a bunch of now-convicted felons.So you're saying, for instance, that the *proper* thing to do if you disagree with the anti-circumvention rules that the DMCA added to 17 USC 1201 is to just go ahead and break them, or that the proper thing to do is to lobby to get the law fixed? I'd suggest that the right thing to do is to lobby your congresscreatures, unless you're a visiting Russian programmer who wants to be a test case.... Yes, sometimes breaking the law in order to force a test case so there's a judicial review of the constitutionality is required. But unless you're trying to be either a test case or a martyr, you're stuck with the law until it's changed.
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