1994-04-19 - Re: BEST Inc.

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From: Jeremy Cooper <jeremy@crl.com>
To: Thomas Riggley <jester@grex.cyberspace.org>
Message Hash: 070043312ef567048d829f4abd0e94f540d0d32e784ecffca27d9c504463313a
Message ID: <Pine.3.87.9404191253.A13784-0100000@crl2.crl.com>
Reply To: <Pine.3.07.9404190457.A29073-b100000@grex.cyberspace.org>
UTC Datetime: 1994-04-19 20:00:47 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Apr 94 13:00:47 PDT

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From: Jeremy Cooper <jeremy@crl.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 94 13:00:47 PDT
To: Thomas Riggley <jester@grex.cyberspace.org>
Subject: Re: BEST Inc.
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On Tue, 19 Apr 1994, Thomas Riggley wrote something that caused Jeremy 
Cooper to write:

> > >From what I know, there is no law that says you have to keep that 
> > magnetic strip up to date.  Just have a little meeting between it and Mr. 
> > Refridgerator magnet and you could end up with some surprising results.
> 	Is this true? I am a NY state resident. I am under the impression that
> altering either the bar code or the mag strip on the back of my license
> would be as illegal as say changing the picture (Not that this is possible
> in with the new NY licenses).  I do not know the legality behind this but
> I am aware that altering a license in ANYWAY is illegal.  Although what
> you are suggesting is VERY difficult to prove, it is still I would think
> illegal.  Unless anyone has any legal information to the contrary....
> 	I would also guess that these states that have the mag strips on
> their license also have fines for non-oprative strips.  If they do not, I
> am sure the law will be created so enough!
> 		-Tom

The mag strips are only for ease of use.  They contain the same info that 
is on the front of our liscence.  Earlier on there was a discussion about 
how you can really piss cops off if your card doesn't read, because they 
have to write it all down by hand.  

Also, what we they do if you accidentaly erased that strip, arrest you?  
Many people are ignorant of the fact that magnetism erases the info on 
that stripe.  Is it your fault if the stripe losses even one bit of 
information that might cause it to read incorrectly?
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