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Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Spyware. . .

We can only hope this helps.

Erik Larkin, Medill News Service
Wed May 11, 7:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON-- Senators George Allen (R-Virginia) and Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) introduced new anti-spyware legislation Wednesday that focuses on improving enforcement of existing laws rather than creating new ones.

The new anti-spyware bill would significantly increase civil and criminal penalties for spyware distributors and creators, according to Allen. He says that illegal profits from spyware should be seized and given to improve law enforcement, as is currently the case under federal drug laws with regard to profits from illegal drug sales.

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,120814,00.asp

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Sounds good until ...

In reply to: Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Spyware. . .

the spyware vendors form a lobby and start spreading the campaign donations around liberally ... then we'll see just how serious these "lawmakers" really are ...

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You're probably right. . .

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Our elected officials are the best that money can buy. Literally!

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sould be nice

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other countries in the world really don't care or really have no control over it, hence the WorldWideWeb.....

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taken from one pocket to line another....

In reply to: Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Spyware. . .

''He says that illegal profits from spyware should be seized and given to improve law enforcement, as is currently the case under federal drug laws with regard to profits from illegal drug sales.'' just another way to make a buck, but don't get me wrong here, i don't have anything against giving more money to aid law enforcement in any way, but come on, you cant say ''We're trying to stop spyware!'', or ''We're going to penalize spyware makers for profit!''. all in one statement. whats worse? the lessor of two evils, i doubt that the money will be going to law, some maybe, but not all!

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