Fears raised over digital rights...

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A UK consumer watchdog has called for new laws to protect users' rights to
use digital music and movies. The National Consumer Council (NCC) said
anti-piracy efforts were eroding established rights to digital media.


About time...


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But the people in UK are losing anyway now. After I read the last
Cryptogram, I'm wondering, why there is no revolution there yet:

| Universal automobile surveillance is coming.  According to "The
| Independent":
| "Britain is to become the first country in the world where the
| movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national
| surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years.
| "Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing
| number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements
| so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a    
| driver has made over several years.
| "The network will incorporate thousands of existing CCTV cameras which
| are being converted to read number plates automatically night and day
| to provide 24/7 coverage of all motorways and main roads, as well as  
| towns, cities, ports and petrol-station forecourts.                    
| "By next March a central database installed alongside the Police
| National Computer in Hendon, north London, will store the details of 35
| million number-plate "reads" per day. These will include time, date and
| precise location, with camera sites monitored by global positioning
| satellites. "
| "The new national surveillance network for tracking car journeys, which
| has taken more than 25 years to develop, is only the beginning of plans
| to monitor the movements of all British citizens. The Home Office
| Scientific Development Branch in Hertfordshire is already working on
| ways of automatically recognising human faces by computer, which many
| people would see as truly introducing the prospect of Orwellian street
| surveillance, where our every move is recorded and stored by machines.


Welcome to 1984, UK!

maximum inquementum tum biguttam egresso scribe. meo maximo vestibulo
perlegamentum da. da duo tum maximum conscribementa meis listis. dum listis
decapitamentum damentum nexto fac sic nextum tum novumversum scribe egresso.
lista sic hoc recidementum nextum cis vannementa da listis. cis.

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* Volker Birk (bumens@dingens.org)
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Haben die Angst, daß die ganze Insel wegschwimmt, oder wozu
brauchen die GPS an festmontierten Kameras?

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Noch nicht. Erst wenn Du für die häusliche Zwangsbeschallung
durch die Musikindustrie noch bezahlen mußt, ist es soweit.


np: 4'33

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:-(((  The only thing that Orwell got wrong was the date; it
should have been 1997...

   "We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors,
    we have borrowed it from our descendants."

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