1994-04-04 - Re: rights in cyberspace

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From: jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM (Jim Sewell)
To: tmp@netcom.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-04 21:11:02 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 4 Apr 94 14:11:02 PDT

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From: jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM (Jim Sewell)
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 94 14:11:02 PDT
To: tmp@netcom.com
Subject: Re: rights in cyberspace
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"Detweiler" said:

> 4. the accused would have the right to confront accusors

With all the anonymous remailers, etc, how do you expect this
to happen?  You yourself refuse to be identified (as is your
right) yet you promote the right to confront accusors?

> 3. a police force representing the authority of the organization over
> members would be required for enforcement.

How can you have a police force?  Who will be there to see you type
something evil?  I can see you shoot someone and the judge can ask
my testimony to help convict you, but what about computers?  With the
use of modems an act can be committed anonymously since the real world
has no proof that was you who did something... only that it was your
account that was used.  

 paraphrase:  Suppose someone bought a few thousand accounts and ... 
> made you their enemy (or vice versa) and simultaneously sent complaints
> from every one to your site administrator saying that you had caused
> irreparable harm to various cyberspatial forums? 

Like the "frame" job you did on Tim?  (And not a very good one at that.)

> so, codifying a cyberspatial magna carta ranks as a very noble and
> ideal pursuit. i urge the ambitious and fairminded among us to strive
> to realize this vision. `you have nothing to lose but your barbed
> wire fences'....
> --tmp

Amazing that a person who has a fairly good grasp of the English language
and a pretty good vocabulary can't seem to find the shift key.

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