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Re: EFF chairwoman: Anonymity proven not to be a positive factor
On Mon, 2 Sep 1996, Ulf Moeller wrote:
> >From a Scientology magazine:
> Esther Dyson, member of the board of directors of the Electronic
> Frontier Foundation and member of the National Information
> Infrastructure Advisory Council, spoke on the anonymity issue at the
> fifth Computers, Freedom & Privacy (CFP) conference in San Francisco.
> "I have a concern about the spread
> of bad behavior on the Net," said Dyson. "Anonymity figures into this,
> and I feel that it has proven to not be a positive factor. It breaks
> down the community which we are seeking to build, and cout protection
> and privacy laws already exist and should be applied in a broad way,
> such that they are transparent to new wrinkles in the technology. It
> is not necessary to view the world of the Net as different from the
> rest of the world."
I think EFF needs to make attempts to clear up this mess.
> [For EFF's former position on anonymity, see
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