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Fuck Your Disclaimer.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by destroya, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    taken from http://www.snopes.com

    Claim: _ Citing "code 431.322.12 of the Internet Privacy Act" protects web site operators from prosecution.

    Status: _ False.


    Example: _ [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
    If you are affiliated with any government, anti-piracy group or any other related group, or were formally a worker of one you CANNOT enter this web site, cannot access any of its files and you cannot view any of the HTML files. If you enter this site you are not agreeing to these terms and you are violating code 431.322.12 of the Internet Privacy Act signed by Bill Clinton in 1995 and that means that you CANNOT threaten our ISP(s) or any person(s) or company storing these files, and cannot prosecute any person(s) affiliated with this page which includes family, friends or individuals who run or enter this web site.

    Origins: _ The passage quoted above, or variants thereof, can be found on thousands of web sites (particularly those that traffic in pirated software, music, and
    films), placed there in the misguided belief that it actually provides web site operators protection against being prosecuted for engaging in illegal, Internet-related activities. As a legal strategem, it's just as flawed as the widely-believed notion that prostitutes and drug dealers can foil the efforts of undercover cops simply by asking them flat out "Are you a cop?" under the mistaken assumption that law enforcement officers cannot lie about their status (and if they do, the bust will be thrown out of court as a case of "entrapment").

    As to the specifics of this dubious disclaimer, President Clinton signed no "Internet Privacy Act" in 1995, and existing federal privacy protections applicable to the world of cyberspace generally govern the collection and dissemination of personal information (such as medical records) via the Internet. Federal privacy laws don't serve to provide those who break laws in the on-line world with protection from prosecution should their illegal cyber-activities be uncovered by law enforcement officials visiting their web sites.

    When it comes to acts that a significant portion of the public doesn't feel should be criminal (such as prostitution or distributing copyright-protected material via the Internet), many of those who engage in such acts cling to the belief that the use of some simple legal talisman -- knowing enough to ask the right question or post a pertinent disclaimer -- will immunize them from prosecutorial harm, but the law just doesn't work that way. Although we do have some well-established legal protections against the search and seizure of property and the disclosure of certain types of information (e.g., communications between priest and penitents, doctors and patients, lawyers and clients, husbands and wives) in legal proceedings, there are no special laws to prevent law enforcement officials from gathering information about illegal activities through the course of normal investigative efforts just because those efforts take place on-line, nor are the results of those efforts nullified if investigators conceal or fail to reveal their status as law enforcement officials.

    The surest way of avoiding punishment for breaking the law remains . . . don't break the law.

    The URL for this page is http://www.snopes.com/legal/privacy.htm
    © 1995-2003
    by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson
    This material may not be reproduced without permission

    Sources:
    _ _ Healey, Jon. _ "Some Web Sites Are Posting a 'Keep Out' Sign to Law Enforcement."
    _ _ Los Angeles Times. _ 19 November 2002 _ (p. C1).

    *not aimed to the 12oz webmasters.
     
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    well thanks for the notice.

    I always get a big kick out of those huge email signatures
    about privacy and 'being in confidence' and all that. But yeah...

    keep it clean (your affairs and your record)
     
  3. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
  4. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
  5. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    put this on the front page of 12oz:

    If you are under the age of 18, from Australia, or in general a dipshit, you CANNOT enter this web site, cannot access any of its files and you cannot view any of the HTML files. If you enter this site you are not agreeing to these terms and you are violating code 431.322.12 of the Internet Privacy Act signed by Bill Clinton in 1995
     
  6. nicio

    nicio Member

    Joined: Apr 23, 2001 Messages: 372 Likes Received: 0
    hahaha.....perfect
     
  7. krie

    krie Guest

     
  8. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    attack of the postwhores. take your worthless shit elsewhere. k friends?
     
  9. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    Bounce over to the "four words" thread, you'd fit in there.
    There are only four paragraphs, and they are not long. I counted eight periods. That means that there were as many sentences (which apparently, you do not deal in). If that is too much for you, then it is your issue. Please keep it to yourself, because as much as you don't care to read something, I would venture that everyone who frequents the boards does not care to be alerted to your ADD.

    You need to take Focusyn.

    "The surest way of avoiding punishment for breaking the law remains . . . don't break the law. "
    ^^Weak ending.
     
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