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Subject: Re: e-postage again
From: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 23:01:15 -0700
To: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com>
Cc: tneff @ grassyhill . org, list-managers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: Message from Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com> of "Sun, 19 May 2002 21:50:29 PDT." <B90DCEA5 . 369DB%chuqui @ plaidworks . com>
References: <B90DCEA5 . 369DB%chuqui @ plaidworks . com>

On Sun, 19 May 2002 21:50:29 -0700 
Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @
 plaidworks .
 com> wrote:

> As an extreme example -- if a person wants a "proof of license" to
> send child pornography, it's going to be rejected by any
> authority. But on a fundamental basis, if you want to avoid censorship
> or bureaucratic biases of any sort, if the recipient of that e-mail
> WANTS the kiddie porn, that license should be granted. To do otherwise
> simply creates a system where you no longer have "send it only if I
> accept it" but a bureaucracy of some sort that defines "send it only
> if it's acceptable".

Its also worth noting that the legal and political temptation and
rewards to turn the former into the latter effectively guarantee that it
will be.

-- 
J C Lawrence                
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas. 
claw @
 kanga .
 nu               He lived as a devil, eh?		  
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/  Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.



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