1996-05-04 - Re: CryptoAnarchy: What’s wrong with this picture?

Header Data

From: Rich Graves <llurch@networking.stanford.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: a15386891d5d23edfa3c9787acc82fc035df5533ddf124729ff9dc70be39dbf9
Message ID: <Pine.GUL.3.93.960503110332.20948B-100000@Networking.Stanford.EDU>
Reply To: <ElWSW6y00iWWM1ZWIa@andrew.cmu.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1996-05-04 07:20:55 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 15:20:55 +0800

Raw message

From: Rich Graves <llurch@networking.stanford.edu>
Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 15:20:55 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: CryptoAnarchy: What's wrong with this picture?
In-Reply-To: <ElWSW6y00iWWM1ZWIa@andrew.cmu.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.GUL.3.93.960503110332.20948B-100000@Networking.Stanford.EDU>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain

On Fri, 3 May 1996, Michael Loomis wrote:

> circumvent consumption taxation.  Consumption taxation would, of course,
> include a tax on the amount of information coming into your computer.  I
> don't think that the government will have any problem determining the
> quantity of the information & since it will be encrypted anyway, I don't
> see the privacy worries.

Traffic analysis (though remailers would help).

And what about mailbombing? If you're mailbombed, does your tax bill

I think information has to be free (of tax, anyway), because there is no
way to prove the utlility of information.