1997-05-31 - Re: Rotenberg as the Uber Enemy

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-31 20:58:34 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 1 Jun 1997 04:58:34 +0800

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 1997 04:58:34 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Rotenberg as the Uber Enemy
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Marc Rotenberg <rotenberg@epic.org> writes:
> Let me also try to explain how the simple-minded
> First Amendment-privacy rights trade-off often
> misses the point about privacy claims.  Consider
> the article about Judge Bork's video viewing
> habits back in 1987. Should Congress/the Courts
> prevent City Paper from publishing the article?
> Of course not. Could Congress/the Courts require
> video record stores not to disclose customer
> records without explict consent? You decide.

This law is unenforceable.  If you want to rent porn videos and you have
some brains (the two may be mutually exclusive...) you'd pay cash and
make the transaction totally anonymous.

Should there also be a law against grocers keeping track of who's buying what?


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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