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Old 08-06-2002, 11:45 PM   #1
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To anyone who believes DMCA is unconstitutional

I encourage you to visit
to sign an abolishment to Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

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Old 08-07-2002, 12:05 AM   #2
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done....but do such petitions really influence government decisions???
Old 08-07-2002, 12:07 AM   #3
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I believe in the US it must, otherwise we are not far away from taliban regime
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I just signed. Everyone else who wants to be able to write & use software for digital media should sign this.
Old 08-07-2002, 10:56 AM   #5
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I am big on this, so i sent this to everyone I know.

Actually, it is because of this I no longer buy CD's or DVD's. They have no need to make any money on me until they decide to stop punishing everyoe for their own selfish gains.
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Well unfortunately I am not a citizen - so I can't even complain when stupid laws brought up by corrupt politicians in the US screw up everybody on the planet.
Old 08-07-2002, 03:36 PM   #7
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I am not a citizen either but the DMCA affects anybody who is subject to the Act, if you scroll down to see the signatures there are ppl from all over the planet. I must add I am not a citizen yet - couple of more months to wait.

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Old 08-07-2002, 04:38 PM   #8
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This one is worth signing, too
(Petition for a Software Patent Free Europe).
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I signed the petition as a non-US, non-voting signature. DMCA is going to be bad for consumers and good for corporations who behave like M$.

Then there's one other big problem for linux...

Bill G "How do we sideline this Linux then?"
Employee "Well, we could create an OS that locks out any code we don't like, and get our Partners to lock it out at chip level too"
Bill G "Would the public buy it?"
Employee "If we plug our security holes and market it as a Secure Windows"
Bill G "Call it Palladium"

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It's been done already when MS tried to shutdown apache on win platform, so IIS could get the boost, now it is trying to do it with Open Office, what they can do ... read more on this at

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Old 08-08-2002, 07:13 PM   #11
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Just signed as with Dutch as a non-US non-voting... person. Since the UK seems desperate to be the 53rd State, I feel that it's more than worth petitioning against stuff like that here as well.


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