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Re: sooner or later



At 10:45 PM -0700 9/18/97, Wei Dai wrote:

>3. A ban will eventually be lifted, because of the impracticality of GAK,
>abuses, wide-spread security problems caused by added complexity or
>hackers stealing the master keys, ineffectiveness, sympathetic courts etc.
>The sooner it comes into effect, the sooner it goes away.

You mean like the way the ban on drugs was impractical and could be skirted
in various ways, forcing the ban on drugs to "go away"?


--Tim May


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