Never mind that it is trivial to write something that sends an HTTP
request and saves the data in a file (I have a 50 line perl script
that will do it, took all of about 15 minutes to write).
> Yet another situation where collaborative filtering can help. If the MPAA
> had an online presence and a public key to have digital signatures
> verified, then they could go around the net attaching their 'G' Seal of
Of course, I can think of much better uses for this than censorship but
yes, I would like to see something like this make it into wide-spread use
(digital signatures that is). You could have CERT certified software
If it wasn't for the bogusly wide patent on the RSA stuff we would
likely already have this.
> While I personally abhor the thought of prohibiting the flow of