[Dclug] Our Fourth Amendment
crisnoh at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 22:11:15 EDT 2008
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 07:04:46PM -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> The Democrats need to capture the White House before they can do
> anything to dismantle the Patriot Act and similar ilk.
> Let's just hope they give all that power back instead of hanging onto it.
> Alan McConnell wrote:
> > No, this isn't about the scandalous cave-in of Senator B Obama
> > and Leader N("off the table") Pelosi to the retroactive
> > immunity provisions in the new FISA law. This post has at
> > least the fig-leaf of being about computers.
> > Take a look at the URL two lines below, reproducing an article from
> > the NY Times.
> > Judge Orders Google to Turn Over YouTube Records
> > http://www.truthout.org/article/judge-orders-google-turn-over-youtube-records
> > Miguel Helft, of The New York Times: "A federal judge in New York
> > has ordered Google to turn over to Viacom a database linking
> > users of YouTube, the Web’s largest video site by far, with
> > every clip they have watched there. The order raised concerns
> > among users and privacy advocates that the online video viewing
> > habits of tens of millions of people could be exposed. But Google
> > and Viacom said they were hoping to come up with a way to protect
> > the anonymity of YouTube viewers."
> > Mailed this Fourth Day of July 2008, on which day we celebrate/mourn
> > our (lost) liberties.
> > Alan
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That story was released months ago. And the courts allowed Google to
deliver the information in such a way that users' personal information
was concealed, thereby allowing Viacom to assess the extent of the
copyright infringement while still protecting the privacy of the
viewers. And I have every confidence that, should the Democrates take
back the White House, they will see how incredibly lucrative the Patriot
Act is and come up with some excuse to keep it in effect for the good of
the country. Insert sarcastic quotes wherever you like.
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