Re: More problems for non-US?
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: More problems for non-US?
- From: "Jaakko Niemi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 06:07:36 +0200
- Message-id: <liiwi-981219060736.A0527301@jumper>
- In-reply-to: <19981205165750.A29788@hazel>
>> David Welton <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > I wonder if SPI might be able to organize some civil disobbedience of
>> > some sort. The computer industry is rather vital, at this point. Maybe
>> > something a long the lnes of that export-a-crypto web page, but bigger
>> > and more high profile.
>> I'm not sure if civil disobedience is the right approach here. It might
>> be, but the underlying laws are those focused on warfare...
>> The right thing to do is to get people to realize how silly it is to
>> classify encryption as a weapon. [Can you imagine attacking someone
>> with a piece of encryption software? Maybe, if you had a printout of
>> the source and you could get your victim to hold still, you could get
>> in a lucky paper cut.]
Hmms. Angry hacker charging towards somebody with floppy disks
loaded with pgp signatures & cyptografic software.
>> That, and pointing out the things it *is* useful for.
>> That, and pointing out what massive parallelism (optical or perhaps
>> quantum computing, or any of a variety of not to distant future
>> possibilities) will do to the currently accepted standards of
About demonstrations: what if like thousands of people would
cross the border from US/Whatever to Canada/Mexico/whereever
encryption software is illegal to export from with floppies filled with
software, which has let's say militarily thinking null value practically,
.. . A good demonstration.
This would work better in Europer where we have more and tightly
thoughts at 6am.