I would not be keen on being in a situation where I would need to argue that in court, with my resources frozen and a set of frothing federal prosecutors on the other side of the bench.
I believe MIT press was able to print a book of crypto implementations, back when such software was ITAR restricted, so yes: I think he does.
I am thankful that RMS is a zealot devoted to fighting things like this. I know that I and others don't always agree with him, but other times I am profoundly grateful for his good arguments.
Except, since so many trolls are shell corporations, they'd just dissolve themselves, and the next shell company would not be bound by the agreement, right?
Encrypting the communication will likely not encrypt the routing or connection information: the cell network has to know where to send your call. Signals intelligence can get a LOT of information about you from knowing to whom you are talking, even if they do not know what you are saying.
My mother told it to me as a slightly more pessimistic version: "Assume the other driver is an idiot or a LIAR". That right turn signal? He forgot about it, or will change his mind. It's saved my bacon several times, and the only side effect is that I drive like a timid mouse.
I wonder how much the BBC would make if they let non-brits subscribe as well.
You could probably wear an IR LED hat as a countermeasure.
AH, but here's the rub: How do you know that he has lied? There's no way you can trust his information before the Bad Thing happens, because it's unverifiable. And, as cold reading shows us, it's very possible for him to tell you what he thinks you want to hear, once you start hurting him enough that he'll do anything to make it stop.
There's a reason the Inquisition was able to get people to confess to things which were untrue: torture.
I don't care about remembering my own, but I would have loved to have had video records of my dad, or grandparents, when they were younger, talking about their hopes, dreams, fears, jobs, parents, etc. I have stories that my dad tells but they are only the rose-colored few, and my son will nearly never hear them. THat makes them somewhat special, but it also makes me a bit sad that once my dad is gone, so will the stories be.
It's not about memory, it's about family history in a way which has been impossible before now.
Not to mention that signing that would effectively be perjury, which could very well come bite him later when a DIFFERENT bureaucrat looks over the papers.
I'd be more interested in what would happen to Fox's channel if Coulton were to have issued takedown requests on _theirs_.