New UK crypto law and an idea on how to defeat it

Sean Rima Sean Rima <>
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 17:44:50 +0000

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Hi Lars!

On Wed, 01 Dec 1999, Lars Hecking wrote:

> > My personal view is that such a bill may not happen. But if it does, it=
> > be mainly used for Organised Crime and Pedophile and not against the
> > average person on the street.
> You *trust* a government that installs public spy cameras, participates
> in ECHELON and other questionable exercises?
I *never* said I trust the goverment. If I trusted them, I would have said the bill will come in :)
> Sad.
> The only way to defeat such a bill, should it happen, would be to
> propagate widespread public use of crypto. Now, let them try to
> lock up one millon. Or five million.
That I never see happening, sad but true. Most people are ignore of the use and advantages of crypto and therefore it will not be as wide spread here as it is in other places. Sean --=20 GPG ID (DSA) 92B9D0CF PGP2 ID 19592A0D Linux User: #124682 ICQ: 679813 To get my PGP Keys send me an empty email with retrieve as the subject It said "Needs Windows 95 or better". So I installed Linux... --LZvS9be/3tNcYl/X Content-Type: application/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (GNU/Linux) Comment: See Headers for details about obtaining my key iEUEARECAAYFAjhFXpEACgkQGdiK9pK50M+ekQCXbrkbJ2eif723W3OzXdoUtVl3 FwCdGOjEjDayHkvXFsu1W9Dt4tTDDEs= =hEjQ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --LZvS9be/3tNcYl/X--