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Kaspersky Quits BSA Over SOPA Support 140

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First time accepted submitter Cmdrm writes with an article about Kaspersky Lab quitting the BSA over their (now lukewarm) support of SOPA. From the press release: "Kaspersky Lab would like to clarify that the company did not participate in the elaboration or discussion of the SOPA initiative and does not support it. Moreover, the company believes that the SOPA initiative might actually be counter-productive for the public interest, and decided to discontinue its membership in the BSA as of January 1, 2012.'"
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Kaspersky Quits BSA Over SOPA Support

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  • Re:Fuck the BSA (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 06, 2011 @08:40AM (#38278412)

    This.

    The BSA is effectively a group of organized white-collar criminals who coopt or misrepresent law enforcement officials in order to extort cash from any and all companies that happen to blip on their radar.

    If the BSA shows up at your door with a "search warrant", call the cops. If the police are their with them, call the chief of police. If the chief of police is there with them, shoot the whole lot dead. The BSA is not a government-sanctioned entity nor are they sanctioned by one, they have no right to search your premises under any circumstances. Any BSA agent or law enforcement official acting under contract with them, without express permission from the DOJ and with an on-duty federal escort, is effectively trespassing and may legally be detailed, or in some states (ahem), shot.

    Would it be easier to understand if they all rode motorcycles and wore patches on their jackets ?

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