From Jorge R Roig and New York University–computer source code and the First Amendment

http://migration.nyulaw.me/sites/default/files/upload_documents/NYU-Annual-Survey-68-2-Roig.pdf

This law review article has a very good discussion of how law enforcement wants large corporations (IBM, GE, Dell, Sony, Toshiba, etc.) to build in “back door” subroutines into their software so that when law enforcement obtains a warrant to wire tap or search, they can easily download data, collect emails, and monitor the the bejeezus out of everyone.

It is my understanding that NSA has collected billions of transmissions of communications between ordinary US Citizens under rubber stamped, invasive and overreaching court orders from a court specially designed to obtain these–and the court complies! More interesting, is the fact while they have obtained “a lot of stuff”, apparently that “lot of stuff” is pretty much encrypted and they don’t have the keys and/or have not paid for them, or the encryption designers aren’t interested or will not turn over these keys.

On the otherhand, this blog provides a ton of information to law enforcement officials about a need to investigate the like of Gore, Tyler, Sykes, Wyman, LL, Schwartz, and others, just nothing is done and the ARDC routinely dismisses complaints on these cases.

Sigh.

JoAnne

new  quote:

Boos v. Barry, 485 U.S. 312, 321 (1988) “Our cases indicate that as a content-based
restriction on political speech in a public forum, [the Act in question] must be subjected
to the most exacting scrutiny.”

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