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Redhat strongly opposes SSSCA
littleman




msg:912111
 9:53 pm on Oct 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

They aren't holding back:

Without question, Red Hat strongly opposes the bill. We believe it encroaches into the first amendment rights of individuals. It could also have harmful effects on open source software if the fundamental right to copy the software is restricted. In addition, the bill's definition of digital technology is far too broad and could be used to refer to almost any digital technology.

According to Newsforge [newsforge.com] Five out of the top twenty of Senator Fritz Hollings' largest campaign contributors were tech/media giants:
Time Warner
Fox parent News Corporation
Viacom's CBS
the National Association of Broadcasters
Walt Disney

So it looks like those who oppose the SSSCA are going up against a giant machine.

 

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