[AusNOG] Dutton decryption bill

Mark Newton newton at atdot.dotat.org
Sun Sep 2 08:39:34 EST 2018

On 2 Sep 2018, at 04:35, Nick Stallman <nick at agentpoint.com> wrote:
> You could also say that parts of the internet are licensed - E.g. posting on Facebook requires accepting terms and conditions which if broken can result in your access being terminated. But the internet in general is unlicensed.

Acceptance of terms and conditions is not a “license.” The word has a very well defined legal meaning, and that isn’t it.

It is obvious that Paul was referring to government issued approvals or permissions for crypto. Which is, not to put too fine a point on it, ludicrous.

    - mark

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