public scalable vpn?
smb at cs.columbia.edu
Sun Feb 19 16:47:29 UTC 2012
On Feb 18, 2012, at 6:51 PM, George Bonser wrote:
>> academics in ontario are gonna need a scalable vpn service until they
>> find jobs elsewhere.
>> i can only handle a dozen or so. anyone running anything at scale?
> "The agreement reached last month with the licensing agency includes provisions defining e-mailing hyperlinks as equivalent to photocopying a document"
> I certainly hope that is some politicized hype printed in that article and not real. That is absolutely idiotic on the face of it. When I have seen stuff like this printed in the past it has generally been over the top catastrophizing of an issue in order to inflame emotions. I sure hope that's the case here. Otherwise my impression of Canadians has sunk to a new low. Why would it be in anyone's interest to sign such an agreement?
It seems to be real -- see http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2012/February/copyright_deal_struck.html
I asked a Canadian friend of mine (who has serious privacy and security expertise) about it. She said "Yes - we were discussing this vile decision in my Technopolicy law class... I have no idea what they were thinking! Idiots."
--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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