Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Saturday, August 17, 2002
The full text and signers list of the Ashcroft letter I mentioned before is now available. Although an aide to one of the signers said when the letter was first publicized that "lawmakers did not want FBI agents to arrest casual users", the operative word there seems to be casual, since the letter does explicitly call for federal prosecution of users who allow "mass copying".
The complete list of signers: