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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2012-01-18

"[SOPA/PIPA] mandates that every broadband provider in the country must build the very security hole DNSSEC is designed to fix into its system as a feature. To put this in terms the non-technically inclined PIPA supporter can understand, this ranks up there with Doofenshmirtz (from Phineas and Ferb) building a self-destruct button into every -inator. He doesn't intend for it to ruin his plans, but it always does. Similarly, no matter how much the IP Mafia insist that they only intend to use the PIPA tools on foreign websites, it doesn't matter. At some point, the hacker equivalent of Perry the Platypus is going to come along and push the self destruct button. At which point, it is a little too late for PIPA supporters to say 'whoops! Sorry we left a gaping security hole for hackers to take down the power grid. But at least we stopped several dozen tweens from illegally downloading a preview copy of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II.'" -- Harold Feld, 2012-01-17

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