[LINK] When private cops get out of hand...
cas at taz.net.au
Mon Apr 16 16:16:52 EST 2007
On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 02:45:46PM +0930, Glen Turner wrote:
> There's a lack of consideration of risk in MIPI's proposal. To put
> the extreme case: if a visitor misuses a hospital Internet network
> then it should be disconnected?
> Also, why is there punishment before the opportunity for trial?
because a trial is messy, expensive, and time-consuming. and may not
result in the desired outcome. better to skip that process entirely.
they know you're guilty anyway, so don't try denying it.
> This is especially relevant given the behaviour of MIPI's US
> counterpart RIAA, who have sued a large number of people with
> inadequate investigation, and thus there are a fair number of people
> who need a forum in which to show their innocence.
MIPI have obviously learnt from RIAA's failures.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
"The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease
to be free for religion--except for the sect that can win political power."
[Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwout Jackson, dissenting
opinion in Zorach v. Clauson (343 US 306 -- 1952)]
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