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Security Linux News for Jan 29, 2002

  • Time to rewrite the DMCA (Rep. Rick Boucher) (Jan 29, 2002, 22:06)
    "In writing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, Congress made some important, but ultimately modest, changes to the original proposal. And we persuaded ourselves that we had achieved a rough balance of interests. But in the end, Congress agreed to a fundamentally flawed bill, which created the new crime of circumvention--a crime divorced from over a century and a half of respect for the fair-use rights of consumers."

  • Approaches to choosing the strength of your security measures (Jan 29, 2002, 14:08)
    "To conclude, too much security can be as much of a problem in some cases as too little. Restrictive and unjustified security measures especially those not based on a security policy can lower productivity of human and performance of technology components of a business."

  • WIRED: LinuxWorld Expo Gets Serious (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 12:51)
    "Prior LinuxWorld expos have had the chummy feeling of a religious-revival show, where everyone is preaching to the already converted. But this year, the converted have decided to gently proselytize."