Seven years jail, $150,000 fine if you don't tell the world your email and home address

Steve Schear s.schear at
Sat Feb 7 09:28:43 PST 2004

Senator Lamar Smith of Texas - chairman of the Courts, the Internet and 
Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - 
yesterday produced from nowhere extensions to the 1946 Trademark Act that 
would make giving false contact information for a domain name a civil and 
criminal offence.

A foolish Constitutional inconsistency is the hobgoblin of freedom, adored 
by judges and demagogue statesmen.
- Steve Schear 

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