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Help stop policeware! (Off-topic)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 5:20 pm
by FistBuzzsaw
This has nothing to do with webcomics, but it effects every one of you who are reading this right now. In case you haven't heard, certain members of the American government are attempting to pass a bill demanding that all new operating systems include government-approved "policeware". This would prevent ordinary people from downloading so-called "illegal" files, which, by the way, are perfectly harmless. You can face five years in prison and a $500, 000 fine just for downloading an mp3, as well as whatever the government doesn't like. And that's a lot of things.

There is a petition at http://stoppoliceware.org/ that Americans can sign to help protect privacy. I can't sign it since I'm not American, but there are thousands of Americans who visit Keenspace. If every American here signs that petition, and then passes it on by word of mouth, the privacy of your average computer user might just be saved.