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Abschied von der Rede- und Pressefreiheit


Janet Reno would curb press freedom on line

  Constitutional protections of the press are getting in the way of cyber-crime
  prosecutions and may have to be reconsidered, a White House committee chaired by
  US Attorney General Janet Reno believes. 

  "With the advent of the Internet and widespread computer use, almost any computer
  can be used to 'publish' material. As a result, the [Privacy Protection Act of 1980
  (PPA)] may now apply to almost any search of any computer," the committee's report

  The committee's report, "The Electronic Frontier: The Challenge of Unlawful Conduct
  Involving the Use of the Internet" is due to be released in final form this week. 
  A draft copy obtained by Wired News is available on line here[1]

[1] http://www.politechbot.com/docs/unlawfulconduct.txt
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