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The Telecom Digest for November 18, 2011
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Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:07:52 -0500 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Bell Labs still kicking Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> I add a line to what, on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:40:33 -0500, Bill Horne closed with: > Because the people got fat and grew lazy > Now their vote is a meaningless joke > They babble about 'law', about 'order' > But it's all just an echo of what they've been told A tarnished reflection of what they've been sold > - John Kay Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP. ***** Moderator's Note ***** John Kay was a refugee from East Germany who escaped at the age of 5, and made his way to America, just in time for the Sixties. He was a seminal force in Rock, and his band Seppenwolf attained super-star status before the term was common. Kay saw the changes coming over America with the end of Vietnam and the start of the Nixon presidency. But for the fact that our press was still free, Haldeman and Nixon might have succeeded in altering the basic shape of our government, and Kay wrote the song "Monster" in protest over what he saw happening: after all, he had seen it before. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:58:34 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Who's Missing From Today's SOPA Hearing? Message-ID: <20111118035834.GA26874@telecom.csail.mit.edu> (I got this link from the Cybertelecom-l mailing list) Who's Missing From Today's SOPA Hearing? A Short List The House Judiciary Committee will meet today for a hearing on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). What could have been an opportunity for the committee to hear from a variety of stakeholders has devolved into a parade of pro-SOPA partisans. Scheduled to testify are representatives from the Register of Copyrights, Pfizer Global Security, the Motion Picture Association of America, the AFL-CIO, and Mastercard Worldwide, many of which helped to draft this legislation in the first place, and didn't let anyone else into the room. The only scheduled witness in opposition to the bill is Katherine Oyama, policy counsel on copyright and trademark law for Google. The curtain rises a little more each day: Comcast is able to pack the FCC's public meetings, and nothing was ever said. Now, the Judiciary committee of "our" House of Representatives excludes opinions that their owners^H^H^H^H^H^H contributors don't choose to let them hear. Rest at: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/whos-missing-todays-sopa-hearing-short-list -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address for direct replies) "What good is that happy lie All you wanted from the start was to cry" - James Taylor
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:25:31 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: American Censorship Day Message-ID: <20111118042531.GA29832@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Here's another link from the Cybertelecom-l mailing list. Across the Web today, you may have a hard time accessing your favorite sites. ... Those sites and logos are blacked out to draw attention to American Censorship Day, a major effort by a coalition of dozens of groups including Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla and Free Press to kill the "Stop Online Piracy Act". SOPA (H.R. 3261) is a bill moving through the House of Representatives that could rip apart the fabric of the open Internet, and introduce a new regime of online censorship. Rest at: http://www.freepress.net/node/93175 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) "We are forces of chaos and anarchy Everything they say we are, we are And we are very proud of ourselves" - Jefferson Airplane
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