23rd August 2002
Okay people listen up PLEASE GO HERE http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/opinion/story/0,24330,3399006,00.html and read the story there.I stronglly urge you to write your Representative and/or Senator and tell them you do not want this bill passed. Let's give you a example,suppose someone made a map that had custom music but,he did not ask the musics maker if he could use it because he could not contact them.He says in the readme that if the owner does not want this music on it he can contact him and he will take it down.BUT because of this the music's owner,under this bill,would have the right to hack his PC and make it so the map maker could not even turn it on.Not only does it create problems like this but also a model maker can put something like"by downloading this model I have the right to hack your computer and make sure you are not misuseing it."in the readme and he would have a right to do so under this bill.Now the catch is you have to have the persons permishon BUT the lateist version of windows media player has a little fine print saying something like"if you download this windows has the right to access your computer from time to time"you just gave them the right to access your computer.
okay that was a little long and maybe a little confuseing.the storys I told you are just examples and may not be quite accurate but,I think you get the idea.
1st July 2002
I am against it. that bill better not pass.