[FoRK] Omniscience Protocol

Contempt for Meatheads jbone at place.org
Thu Apr 1 08:51:01 PST 2004


It's that time of the year.  This is one of the most entertaining ones 
I've seen so far...

Via /.

	http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/01/1334218

"There is a new RFC discussing the Omniscience Protocol. [1] It 
proposes that every computer be installed with an OP Client which would 
allow law enforcement ('Good guys.') and copyright holders (RIAA, MPAA) 
to remotely destroy the computer of any user who has been involved in 
copyright infringement ('evil-doer'). The client will be completely 
undetectable and unremovable by even the most skilled hacker. It also 
must be able to report to the server at any time. 'The OP must be able 
to communicate through uncooperative firewalls, NATs, and when the 
computer is disconnected from the Internet.' So if your computer 
randomly blows up in the next while, you can put the blame on this."

[1] ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3751.txt



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