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Re: [dvd-discuss] DoS attack on RIAA webstie

On 30 Jul 2002 at 16:28, Ronald Austin wrote:

From:           	Ronald Austin <ronald@caprock-spur.com>
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] DoS attack on RIAA webstie
Date sent:      	Tue, 30 Jul 2002 16:28:11 -0400
Send reply to:  	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu

> On Tuesday 30 July 2002 04:05 pm, you wrote:
> > Well...we've already got JackValenti and the Internet Jackboots...next
> > there can be RIAA Internet Posse....
> >
> >
> >
> I think this is what they are shoot'n for.  (ack... bad pun.) They want to be
> judge, jury, and executioner. I think (hope) any judge would throw this out as
> unconstutional because it violates due process. If it passes it will at least
> give them a window of opportunity to whack a few websites before they get sued.
> What the mainstream press says might get interesting if the RIAA whacks a
> "pirate"  and takes a chunk out of AOL/Time Warners' network at the same time.
> They need to watch out who they make mad, the script kiddies are one thing, I'd
> hate to know I had a few pros after me. 
> What do you want bet that these attacks get labeled as "terrorism".

I wouldn't take the bet...remember the provisions they tried to slip into the 
PATRIOT act?  In Harlan Ellison's "Deathbird Stories" he wrote of the "New 
Gods" of the modern world ... there is another one- Intellectual Property

> Ronald