Thursday, 27 April 2006

Piracy worse than child pornography!

"Although sentencing varies in the US, the new law does send a very strange message as to what the government considers 'bad' in the 21st century.

For example assaulting a police officer will get you five years, downloading child porn will get you seven years, assaulting without a weapon will get you ten years and aggravated assault six years.

So in other words if you copy a Disney CD and sell it you will be in the same league as a paedophile who is distributing pictures of sexual attacks on children.

If you copy Craig David's CD you get ten years, but if you punch him in the face and pummel him into a seven day coma you will only get six."


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Thursday, 13 April 2006

Spychips (RFID) Book

Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID

"The book makes a very persuasive case that some of America's biggest companies want to embed tracking technology into virtually everything we own, and then study our usage pattens 24 hours a day. It's a truly creepy book and well worth reading." ~ Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe technology reporter

"Brilliantly written... so full of fascinating vignettes and facts that I can't put it down." ~ Author Claire Wolfe

"Spychips is one of the best privacy books in many years… The privacy movement needs a book. I nominate Spychips." ~ Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)