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[ NNSquad ] Proposed Oregon legislation makes "electronic communications" an "aggravating circumstance"
Proposed Oregon legislation makes "electronic communications" an "aggravating circumstance" Proposed Oregon legislation ( http://j.mp/xWl5VV [Oregon Senate - PDF] ) would make "electronic communications" an "aggravating circumstance" for many crimes. Note that the relevant definition of electronic communications (see: http://j.mp/yax0Kw [Oregon Laws] ) is relatively obtuse. Presumably use of a writing instrument other than a quill pen in the commission of a crime will soon be an aggravating circumstance as well. Gotta keep those overflowing prisons filled! Given that "electronic communications" often make prosecutions *easier*, not harder, the "logic" of the approach in this bill suggests that it's mainly political posturing. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenweinstein Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad