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(Ars Technica)   Arkansas is up in arms that someone can write down another person's license plate. Wait until they find out about Google   (arstechnica.com) divider line 3
    More: Dumbass, Repo Men, Arkansas, for-profit, Arkansas Attorney General, collects  
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2014-06-11 01:53:00 PM  
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And to continue my rant, what if some guy in Arkansas sits in front of his trailer all day watching the highway?

That's cool, right?

What if he observes the license plates that pass by?

Still good, right?

What if he writes the license plate numbers down?

That's a bit weird, but I can't really object to it.

What if he shows the list of license plate numbers to his wife?  Or a friend?

Still sounds legal to me.

What if MegaCorp hears about it and purchases his list for an unspecified sum?

Is that where it crosses the line?  If so, why?

What if the Arkansas trailer dweller's eyes start to fail so he buys a camera to help him record the license plates?

Crossing the line?  I don't see why.

And what if technology advances to the point where the camera can do all the work and record those license plate numbers for him?

Is that technology too scary to allow the public to own?  What if he turns it into a business because MegaCorp keeps asking to buy his lists of license plate numbers?
2014-06-11 10:37:38 AM  
1 votes:
Welcome to the information age.  Did you think it was just going to be free music and wikileaks?
2014-06-11 09:43:08 AM  
1 votes:
F*ck these data harvesters. I'm with Arkansas.
 
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