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Stop Policeware

angelic

TRIBE Member
WHAT IS THE CBDTPA?

The CBDTPA is a bill, pushed by the entertainment industry,proposed in Congress by Senators Fritz Hollings (D-SC) and Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), along with Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI), John Breaux (D-LA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The acronym stands for "Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act". Note that the CBDTPA was originally known as the "SSSCA" while in draft form.


WHAT WOULD THIS LAW DO?

The law would force all new personal computers and digital home entertainment devices sold in the United States to have government-approved "policeware" built-in.

This policeware would restrict your use of copyrighted material on these devices -- including music files and CD's, video clips, DVD's,
e-books, and more.

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A little too close to home for me. Big Brother is watching!

http://www.stoppoliceware.org/
 

kurtz

TRIBE Member
Damn! I thought you were referring to 'Policewear' ~ clothing, now popular post 9-11 events... take for instance this weekend: I was at some jock bar in brampton drinking with a couple friends. Some guy sitting across from us was sporting this 'hotwheels.com' jacket and an NYPD cap... Egad! Ppl please, say no to frivolous 'NY__' clothing!! Not to mention anything hotwheels related :rolleyes:
 
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Rosey

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by angelic
WHAT IS THE CBDTPA?

The CBDTPA is a bill, pushed by the entertainment industry,proposed in Congress by Senators Fritz Hollings (D-SC) and Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), along with Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI), John Breaux (D-LA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The acronym stands for "Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act". Note that the CBDTPA was originally known as the "SSSCA" while in draft form.


WHAT WOULD THIS LAW DO?

The law would force all new personal computers and digital home entertainment devices sold in the United States to have government-approved "policeware" built-in.

This policeware would restrict your use of copyrighted material on these devices -- including music files and CD's, video clips, DVD's,
e-books, and more.

____________________________
A little too close to home for me. Big Brother is watching!

http://www.stoppoliceware.org/
although disgusting in nature, i would say that plan would be impossible to implement and enforce.
 

Rosey

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by angelic
I sure hope so. Thank goodness for Hackers!
after checking out that site, i'm a little more concerned, but it still would be an american law that is impossible to enforce on the rest of the world. how the hell are they going to know the difference between a canadian without their BigBrotherWare and an american who has disabled it?
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
This must be a joke.

"Since alternative operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD would most likely refuse to incorporate government policeware into their code, users of these open-source systems would also be eligible for hard time."

It's gotta be a satire site...right?
 
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MBoy

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kurtz
Ppl please, say no to frivolous 'NY__' clothing!!
I wear FDNY shirts from time to time, just because I am with the FD myself. I think that it is acceptable for people in the profession to wear NY stuff as a memorial. I don't wear it in an attempt to get laid... Rather, I'm wearing it because I represent for my fallen brothers and sisters.

But the hotwheels jacket is inexcuseable.

-D
 
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