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Comment Two proposed solutions: (Score 3, Informative) 219

Just FYI, there are really two proposals here for the telecom industry.

1. Pass a law giving the telcos absolute immunity for the wiretapping, as discussed here. Meaning, no suit can be brought.

2. Pass a law that makes the US Govt liable for the wiretapping, while still allowing the telcos to be sued. This means, suit can be brought, during trial discovery can be made, etc, but whatever liability is ultimately found is covered by the US Govt.
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Eben Moglen: Global Software Industry Post-GPL3

Dan Shearer writes: "Three days before GPLv3 was released, Eben Moglen delivered the annual lecture of The Scottish Society of Computers and Law in Edinburgh, Scotland giving his thoughts on The Global Software Industry in Transformation: After GPLv3. The text transcription, audio and 384kbit video are up at archive.org. Eben looks back at the "legislative action" achieved by the GPLv3 community over the last 18 months, and also from the 22nd century. A riveting presentation for all present."

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