Newsgroup Posting 5


A newsgroup posting that details one users opinion of the LaMacchia case and his belief that the governments approach to the case is pointed in the wrong direction.


I think the guy's wrong for doing what he appears to have done. But I think the govt may use this to make sysops responsible for cases, unlike this one, where the sysop has no knowledge or intent of distribution of unlawful materials and that's even more wrong. I think EFF should get involved to the extent that they make sure that this does not happen. I also find it a bit disturbing that some of the acts mentioned are not illegal but the government seems to find something sinister in them. Read part 16 of the indictment on the use of PGP encryption. Tell me what that's all about. Or the use of remailers - which I use all the time.


From: (Jason Garner) Newsgroups: Subject: Indictment of Sysop Date: 8 Apr 1994 22:07:25 -0700 Organization: KAIWAN Internet (310) 527-4279, (818) 756-0180, (714) 741-2920 Distribution: inet NNTP-Posting-Host: X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]