1997-06-01 - 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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Message ID: <8y1m8D13w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
Reply To: <19970601114728.28561@bywater.songbird.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-06-01 21:17:44 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 05:17:44 +0800

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 05:17:44 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Rotenberg as the Uber Enemy
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Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com> writes:

> On Sat, May 31, 1997 at 04:20:55PM -0500, Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM wrote:
> > 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 wh
> Brain fade, Dimitri.  Anybody who allowed anonymous rental of videos
> would be out of business shortly as their stock would never be
> returned.

Kent, you're a lying asshole.

It's been a while since I rented any videos (got better uses for my time),
but one used to be able to plonk down $50 cash, rent a video, bring it back
w/ bearer receipt, and get one's $50 back (minus the $1-2 for the rental)

If someone decides keep the used video, the cash deposit more than
covers the replacement.

I believe this mode of operation is still very common in NYC, where lots of
folks don't have credit cards, don't have permanent addresses, or don't
want their viewing habits known.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
Brighton Beach Boardwalk BBS, Forest Hills, N.Y.: +1-718-261-2013, 14.4Kbps