SPAM: Important Legislative Alert (fwd)

The Hermit Hacker scrappy at
Wed Jun 24 18:23:55 GMT 1998

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> this has serious ramifications for the "nt domains for unix" project.
> luke.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 13:25:57 -0500
> From: Simple Nomad <thegnome at NMRC.ORG>
> Subject: SPAM: Important Legislative Alert
> June 23rd, 1998 - The World Intellectual Property Organization treaty has
> already passed the US Senate and is close to passing in the House. The
> treaty would make it illegal, with extremely stiff penalties, to break
> security schemes without the permission of the company that makes the
> product.

How would this affect products written and maintained outside of the US?
Its a US law, but what are its international remifaications?

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