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Democrats in support of Policeware....
    #1958178 - 09/27/03 10:03 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

WHAT IS THE CBDTPA?

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WHAT IS THE CBDTPA?


The CBDTPA is a bill (S. 2048) 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.


WHO COULD GO TO JAIL?


You, if you're one of the millions of Americans who uses your computers to burn music CD's, listen to MP3's, share video files, etc. You'd face up to five years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine.

Think you'd be able to get around the law by removing the policeware from your personal computer? Think again -- anyone who defies the government by disabling or tampering with the policeware on their own computer, in the privacy of their own home or business, would also face five years in the slammer.


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.


HOW CAN WE FIGHT THIS?


If we have any hope of keeping government policeware off of our personal computers and home entertainment devices, we must act quickly and decisively.

For starters, you can sign our petition opposing the CBDTPA, contact your representative in Washington, tell a friend about this site, and put a banner on your own web site.


Also, if you're a constituent, feel free to contact the CBDTBA's sponsors in the Senate to let them know how you feel. Please be polite and well-reasoned.
- Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) - (202) 224-6121
- Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) - (202) 224-3004
- Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) - (202) 224-3934
- Senator John Breaux (D-LA) - (202) 224-4623
- Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) - (202) 224-5274
- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) - (202) 224-3841
- Capitol switchboard -- call YOUR Senator! - (202) 224-3121


Finally, the Senate Judiciary Committee has set up a page where you can share your thoughts: Click Here to Visit. PLEASE NOTE that it's more effective to contact your Senator directly -- if you post a comment to the above page, please be sure to make a printout and mail / fax it to your Senator.


Thanks for joining the fight.






http://stoppoliceware.org/


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Stein]
    #1958324 - 09/27/03 11:06 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks for reminding me why I'm probably not going to vote democrat this election.


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: monoamine]
    #1958650 - 09/28/03 02:02 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

*insert a moving to canada statement*


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: ]
    #1958976 - 09/28/03 04:51 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Hey man,I'm not going anywhere.

*insert "If you don't like it here ,then leave" statement*


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Stein]
    #1958988 - 09/28/03 05:01 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

What assholes. Totally in the pockets of their corporate paymasters.

Write/call your Senator/congressman to get this bullshit stopped.


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Stein]
    #1960059 - 09/28/03 05:37 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Why do people keep voting for the "lesser of two evils" when this tactic has repeatedly failed to stem the losses of our liberties?


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Stein]
    #1960103 - 09/28/03 05:47 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Isn't Fritz Hollings the asshole who wanted to allow the RIAA to remotely blow up your computer if you were suspected of filesharing? I think someone also found his own website running an unlicensed script.

This is how far these people want to go in protecting the near-perpetual copyrights of their corporate buddies.


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And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Stein]
    #1960192 - 09/28/03 06:16 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

feinstein fucking pisses me off sometimes...


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Autonomous]
    #1960276 - 09/28/03 06:40 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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Autonomous said:
Why do people keep voting for the "lesser of two evils" when this tactic has repeatedly failed to stem the losses of our liberties?



It's my belief things would be much worse if many didn't vote for the lesser of two evils.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1960291 - 09/28/03 06:43 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

But the trend towards totalitarianism is increasing, not decreasing. Perhaps it is time for a change of tactics?


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Autonomous]
    #1960342 - 09/28/03 06:58 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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Autonomous said:
But the trend towards totalitarianism is increasing, not decreasing. Perhaps it is time for a change of tactics?



Look, I understand your point but I firmly believe we'd be even further in the shitter following your path. I have to do what I believe is going to do the least harm until enough see the light and realize the welfare state is killing us.

Bush is not the best man for the job but I believe he's far better than the other choice at the time.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1960352 - 09/28/03 07:01 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

THere are more important issues than that.


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: afoaf]
    #1960358 - 09/28/03 07:03 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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afoaf said:
feinstein fucking pisses me off sometimes...



I know. I wish Campbell would've won her seat. He may be a Republican, but at least he's a libertarian-leaning Republican.


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Autonomous]
    #1960364 - 09/28/03 07:05 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

At this point, I don't think anything short of a revolution would overthrow the two mainstream parties.


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1960370 - 09/28/03 07:06 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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Baby_Hitler said:
THere are more important issues than that.



More important? No, but I'd go along with AS important and I'd still vote the same way.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: Democrats in support of Policeware.... [Re: Stein]
    #1960371 - 09/28/03 07:06 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Stevens is getting a lil soft


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