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Last week, over on The Importance Of..., I annotated a letter from 46 state attorneys general to various P2P companies (State AGs Warn Filesharing Companies: Your Technology Too Dangerous!). Now, EFF has taken the letter to its logical conclusion and applied the basic arguments to the internet as a whole (No, Mr. Gore, I Expect the Internet to Die.):
Dear Mr. Gore:Good stuff.
We are writing to encourage you to take concrete and meaningful steps to address the serious risks posed to the consumers of our States by your invention of the Internet, including but not limited to email and web browsing. By addressing such problems as the use of email and the Web to disseminate pornography, invade privacy, and infringe copyrights, the Internet may one day realize its potential as a means for facilitating a wide range of collaborative project management, business planning, and academic/educational activities. At present, the Internet has too many times been hijacked by those who use it for illegal purposes to which the vast majority of our consumers do not wish to be exposed.
I'm disappointed to see more propagation of Declan's most far-reaching fabrication.
See Snopes for the lowdown on the whole "Al Gore invented the internet" thing.Permalink to Comment
al gore didn't invent shitPermalink to Comment
not only he didn't invent the internet.
i would bet that he doesn't even know how it works.
Not that I should have to say this, but I hope people realize that the Gore reference was part of the joke.Permalink to Comment
Jason, you may have intended it as a joke. But, in testimony to the power of a dishonest journalist, there are many, many, people who will read the joke as being a further mocking, by EFF which should know, of a supposed politician's whopper.Permalink to Comment
If there's a joke in there somewhere, then why am I not laughing?