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Re: Free Speech and List Topics

! At 5:17 AM 9/2/96, qut wrote:
! >About the need for limits for anonymity, guess what brought that on?
! >Crime?  Yes!  The crime of the media monopoly violating the anti-trust
! >acts, because people are ignorant enough to trust the mass media for
! >their news.

I just mean to throw the media's lies right back at them.  If crypto
anonymity is considered to lend itself to crime, no doubt by the same
logic, mass media collusion lends itself to crime.

And American mass media collusion IS a crime, crypto anonymity is not.
It's been a hundred years since it became illegal to violate the Sherman
Anti-Trust Act.

! No self-respecting Cypherpunk thinks the Antitrust Act and related acts are
! worthy of enforcement.
! (Think of how the technology we support will tend to allow new avenues for
! price collusion, interlocking directorates, new forms of business combines,
! unreadable secure communications with foreign competitors, and so on, all
! things the Antitrust regulators are already growing worried about.)

And should!  No doubt the media is colluding for criminal purposes and
shady outfits like The New York Times should be seized and analysed
by Department Of Justice anti-trust invesigators.