[OT] but concerns all of us
jerry at seibercom.net
Thu Nov 17 13:38:56 UTC 2011
On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:00:04 -0500
Rod Person articulated:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:55:02 -0500
> Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:28:57 -0300
> > Mario Lobo articulated:
> > > Aren't there enough laws already to protect copyright?
> > Laws to protect copyrighted or patented goods certainly exist.
> > Unfortunately, they are poorly enforced. There is no universal
> > "standard" for copyright infringement, etcetera. The best way to
> > protect copyrighted material is stopping its pilferage at the
> > source; ie, making every entity in the chain of its illegal usage
> > responsible.
> > Theft is theft no matter how a socialist/fascist tries to color it.
> So what you are saying then is that there should be roadblocks on ever
> street to make sure that all cars and drivers have proper
> documentation to make sure car theft does not occur?
Well, now we are into the "car" analogy which really doesn't scale well
for this discussion. However, lets visit this concept. It is already
required in the US and I would assume many other countries that a
vehicle must process the proper tags and documentation to be operated on
a public street. The operator of said vehicle must also process proper
documentation that he/she is legally allowed to operate said vehicle.
Neither of these two requirements is a handicap to the honest
individual. Many states, including New York State now equip their
police vehicles with devices that can scan the tags on vehicles as they
are traveling and can ascertain whether the vehicle is properly
insured and registered to be operated on the highway. This non
intrusive method of law enforcement has resulted in hundreds of illegal
vehicles being removed from the highway. At present, I know of no
method to determine the legality of the driver without the police
officer physically checking the drivers identification. It has been
proposed that such devices be installed at regular intervals along
federal highways in the US. As usual, the regular scumbags have
instigated legal action to stall the use of such a system on a pseudo
"invasion of privacy" concept. In essence, the only privacy that would
be invaded would be those of the user of said illegally operated
So to answer you question, yes I believe in strict enforcement of laws
and regulations. Only a felon has a reason to fear such enforcement. A
non intrusive method of enforcement of said laws is a bonus.
Only those who break laws have a reason to fear them.
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