[LINK] Proposal for International Law Enforcement
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Dec 6 16:46:20 EST 2008
Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 at 09:56:14AM +1100, David Boxall wrote:
>>> ...Graham Ingram, general manager of Australia?s security response
>>> team AusCERT, said the world needs a large deterrent. Something like,
>>> ?A law enforcement agency with enough power to go offensively and
>>> find them.?
> one trouble with this idea is that if any such agency were created,
> it would instantly be hijacked by the RIAA and MPAA and other lobby
> groups for the copyright industries and immediately focus exclusively
> on inflicting their self-serving interpretation of american laws on
> the rest of the world.
... and (c.f. my other post) that American companies see themselves as
able to copyright, patent, or trademark anything on earth, I think it
would be more than past time for a push-back from the rest of the world...
"Security" people - I don't mean "those with expertise", I mean "those
whose exclusive focus is security" tend to be reductionist in their
thinking. No liberty is too big to be trampled in the name of security.
Privacy? Forget it, fella, we're snooping to protect you.
Neitzche: "'For your own good' is the first expression of the will to
> viruses, spam, cracking, etc and other real
> crimes would be ignored except when there was some direct or indirect
> association with copyright infringement.
> (and that's making the rather unlikely assumption that hijacking would
> be necessary, that this ISN'T being proposed by them for exactly that
> another is that it makes a mockery of national sovereignty. e.g. reverse
> engineering is perfectly legal in some countries, and illegal in others.
> whose law prevails? might makes right, of course.
> we've already got more than enough MAI treaties masquerading as "Free
> Trade" treaties to undermine national sovereignty, we don't need
> american...oops..."international" cops as well.
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