Not quite [OT]: News about Revolution

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Mon Feb 8 12:29:43 CST 2010


Wilhelm,

Do you have a nice, tidy URL for this?  I'd love to rebroadcast...

In appreciation,

Judy

On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Wilhelm Sanke wrote:

> First the bad news:
>
> The European Commission has signed the Swift-Treaty with the U.S.A. that 
> entitles American authorities to monitor any kind of money transfer inside 
> the European Union and between Europe and the rest of the world. The European 
> Parliament in its majority was against this treaty, but under the old law 
> (until Dec 1, 2009) could not participate in that decision and now, however, 
> might repeal it in the near future. The European representatives are 
> presently under great pressure from the side of U.S-lobbyists, as the press 
> reports.
> The possibility to collect and screen financial and personal data has 
> far-reaching consequences not only for industrial espionage, but also for 
> individuals.
> I could, for example, get into trouble on my next visit to the U.S.if I would 
> renew my license for "Revolution" (happily I have done that already) or buy 
> some add-ons out of the Revolution mega bundle. "Runtime Revolution" might be 
> even worse as it suggests an immediate threat and an especially aggressive 
> kind of revolution.-



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