Sony Rootkit Redux: Canadian Business Groups Lobby For Right To Install Spyware on Your Computer

Michael Geist, Feb 06, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

What's sad about this report from Michasel Geist is that it's completely believable. He reports that a group of 13 industry associations submitted "a lengthy document  that, if adopted, would gut much of the [anti-spam] law. The groups adopt radical interpretations of the law to argue for massive new loopholes or for the indefinite delay of several provisions. I will focus on some of the submissions shortly, but this post focuses on the return of an issue that was seemingly killed years ago: demands to permit surreptitious surveillance by the copyright owners and other groups for private enforcement purposes."

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