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From TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU Thu Jan 6 02:41:45 1994 Received: from MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU (MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU [131.156.1.18]) by eff.org (8.6.4/8.6.4) with SMTP id CAA11711 for ; Thu, 6 Jan 1994 02:41:42 -0500 Message-Id: <199401060741.CAA11711@eff.org> Received: from NIU.BITNET by MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU (IBM MVS SMTP V2R2.1) with BSMTP id 1691; Thu, 06 Jan 94 01:42:15 LCL Date: Thu, 06 Jan 94 01:38 CST To: TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU From: TK0JUT2@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU Subject: Cu Digest, #6.02 Status: O Computer underground Digest Tue Jan 04 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 02 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET) Archivist: Brendan Kehoe (BEST WISHES, BK) Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Copy Editor: Greg Sharegold CONTENTS, #6.02 (Jan 04 1994) File 1--Welcome to 1994 and Vol 6 of Cu Digest File 2--BRENDAN KEHOE UPDATE File 3--Public Hearings on Privacy File 4--Software patent holds up $1 billion network File 5--Article on online sexual harassment File 6--Call for Pioneer Awards Nominations File 7--Public Hearings on Privacy File 8--Feds Bust Boston-area Gay BBS (#1) File 9--Feds Bust Boston-area Gay BBS (#2) File 10--Dutch Hewlett-Packard User Group Conference, May '94 Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically from tk0jut2@mvs.cso.niu.edu. The editors may be contacted by voice (815-753-0303), fax (815-753-6302) or U.S. mail at: Jim Thomas, Department of Sociology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115. Issues of CuD can also be found in the Usenet comp.society.cu-digest news group; on CompuServe in DL0 and DL4 of the IBMBBS SIG, DL1 of LAWSIG, and DL1 of TELECOM; on GEnie in the PF*NPC RT libraries and in the VIRUS/SECURITY library; from America Online in the PC Telecom forum under "computing newsletters;" On Delphi in the General Discussion database of the Internet SIG; on the PC-EXEC BBS at (414) 789-4210; and on: Rune Stone BBS (IIRG WHQ) (203) 832-8441 NUP:Conspiracy; RIPCO BBS (312) 528-5020 CuD is also available via Fidonet File Request from 1:11/70; unlisted nodes and points welcome. EUROPE: from the ComNet in LUXEMBOURG BBS (++352) 466893; In ITALY: Bits against the Empire BBS: +39-461-980493 ANONYMOUS FTP SITES: AUSTRALIA: ftp.ee.mu.oz.au (128.250.77.2) in /pub/text/CuD. EUROPE: ftp.funet.fi in pub/doc/cud. (Finland) UNITED STATES: aql.gatech.edu (128.61.10.53) in /pub/eff/cud etext.archive.umich.edu (141.211.164.18) in /pub/CuD/cud ftp.eff.org (192.88.144.4) in /pub/CuD halcyon.com( 202.135.191.2) in mirror2/cud ftp.warwick.ac.uk in pub/cud (United Kingdom) KOREA: ftp: cair.kaist.ac.kr in /doc/eff/cud COMPUTER UNDERGROUND DIGEST is an open forum dedicated to sharing information among computerists and to the presentation and debate of diverse views. CuD material may be reprinted for non-profit as long as the source is cited. Authors hold a presumptive copyright, and they should be contacted for reprint permission. It is assumed that non-personal mail to the moderators may be reprinted unless otherwise specified. Readers are encouraged to submit reasoned articles relating to computer culture and communication. Articles are preferred to short responses. Please avoid quoting previous posts unless absolutely necessary. DISCLAIMER: The views represented herein do not necessarily represent the views of the moderators. Digest contributors assume all responsibility for ensuring that articles submitted do not violate copyright protections. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 13 May 1993 22:58:01 CST From: CuD Moderators Subject: File 1--Welcome to 1994 and Vol 6 of Cu Digest We welcome new readers, but on a sad note with the news of Brendan Kehoe's accident (see update file below). The response of offers of help for him have been impressive, and his many friends on the net wish him a speedy recovery and have made it obvious that we are here as a resource. Because of a backlog of material, there will be three CuDs this week, but then we'll attempt to return to our once-a-week schedule. We remind folks to send in articles (but avoid short "me too" posts), news blurbs, and other info. We've received a number of comments from readers, especially those on Unix using nn as their reader, that they never see the CuD header. So, we'll reproduce it below for those who have never seen it. Happy New Year-------- Gordon and Jim ==== Cu Digest Header Follows - Delete if you've seen it === Computer underground Digest Sun Jan 02 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 01 ISSN 1004-042X Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET) Archivist: Brendan Kehoe Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala Ian Dickinson Copy Editor: Craig Shergold, XIII CONTENTS, #6.01 (Jan 02 1994) File 1 --Cu Digest Content Index, Vol 5.01 - 5.95 (1993) Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically from tk0jut2@mvs.cso.niu.edu. The editors may be contacted by voice (815-753-0303), fax (815-753-6302) or U.S. mail at: Jim Thomas, Department of Sociology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115. Issues of CuD can also be found in the Usenet comp.society.cu-digest news group; on CompuServe in DL0 and DL4 of the IBMBBS SIG, DL1 of LAWSIG, and DL1 of TELECOM; on GEnie in the PF*NPC RT libraries and in the VIRUS/SECURITY library; from America Online in the PC Telecom forum under "computing newsletters;" On Delphi in the General Discussion database of the Internet SIG; on the PC-EXEC BBS at (414) 789-4210; and on: Rune Stone BBS (IIRG WHQ) (203) 832-8441 NUP:Conspiracy; RIPCO BBS (312) 528-5020 CuD is also available via Fidonet File Request from 1:11/70; unlisted nodes and points welcome. EUROPE: from the ComNet in LUXEMBOURG BBS (++352) 466893; In ITALY: Bits against the Empire BBS: +39-461-980493 ANONYMOUS FTP SITES: AUSTRALIA: ftp.ee.mu.oz.au (128.250.77.2) in /pub/text/CuD. EUROPE: ftp.funet.fi in pub/doc/cud. (Finland) UNITED STATES: aql.gatech.edu (128.61.10.53) in /pub/eff/cud etext.archive.umich.edu (141.211.164.18) in /pub/CuD/cud ftp.eff.org (192.88.144.4) in /pub/CuD halcyon.com( 202.135.191.2) in mirror2/cud ftp.warwick.ac.uk in pub/cud (United Kingdom) KOREA: ftp: cair.kaist.ac.kr in /doc/eff/cud COMPUTER UNDERGROUND DIGEST is an open forum dedicated to sharing information among computerists and to the presentation and debate of diverse views. CuD material may be reprinted for non-profit as long as the source is cited. Authors hold a presumptive copyright, and they should be contacted for reprint permission. It is assumed that non-personal mail to the moderators may be reprinted unless otherwise specified. Readers are encouraged to submit reasoned articles relating to computer culture and communication. Articles are preferred to short responses. Please avoid quoting previous posts unless absolutely necessary. DISCLAIMER: The views represented herein do not necessarily represent the views of the moderators. Digest contributors assume all responsibility for ensuring that articles submitted do not violate copyright protections. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 4 Jan 1994 16:22:13 CST From: CuD Moderators Subject: File 2--BRENDAN KEHOE UPDATE For those who missed it, Brendan Kehoe, author of ZEN AND THE ART OF THE INTERNET, the CuD archivist at ftp.eff.org, and long-time net denizen, was seriously injured in an automobile accident on Friday, 31 December, in Newton, Pennsylvania. According to Newton police, the accident was called in at 1:45 p.m, and police arrived at 1:49 p.m. According to a police spokesperson, Brendan was driving on Eagle Road, on which there is a stop sign at the Rightstown road intersection, where the accident occured. According to the police spokesperson, there was one passenger with him who was treated and released. Brendan was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Attempts to contact their patient information number (215-662-3308) today were unsuccessful. Brendan's brother suggested that cards could be sent to his mother at the hotel in which she was staying (see below) for a short time, but it might be better if cards were sent directly to the hospital until further notice: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Founders' Building, Room 579 3400 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 We urge readers to send him a card. We will be collecting the notes that come in wishing him well via e-mail, and send them to him in about two weeks. So, if you want to send him an E-note, send it to us (tk0jut2@mvs.cso.niu.edu) with the subject header: TO BRENDAN Aaron Dickey compiled the following messages from the comp.org.eff.talk Usenet group for the folks on Mindvox (mindvox.phantom.com): Subject--Brendan Kehoe Critically Injured From--kieran (Aaron Dickey) Date--Tue, 04 Jan 94 01:57:07 EST +---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date--Mon, 3 Jan 1994 14:41:00 CST From--TK0JUT2%NIU.bitnet@vmd.cso.uiuc.edu Subject--Brendan Kehoe critically injured in car accident Brendan Kehoe, Cu Digest archivist at ftp.eff.org and author of ZEN AND THE ART OF THE INTERNET, was critically injured in an automobile accident in Pennsylvania on Friday, 31 December. He sustained massive head injuries, but on Monday, the prognosis for his survival was "cautiously optimistic," according to his brother. Tragically, the severity of the injuries will likely produce permanent disability, although the nature and extent remains uncertain at this time. Doctors expect that he will be semi-comatose for at least two weeks. The hospital is not allowing him to receive flowers or other tangibles. Cards may be sent to him at: Brendan Kehoe c/o Alice Kehoe Penn Tower Hotel Civic Center Blvd ad 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Brendan will not be able to directly communicate for some time. But, his brother and a few friends intend to set up a net-link to keep people informed of his condition. ========================================================================== +---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date--Mon, 3 Jan 1994 15:26:14 -0500 (EST) From--Stanton McCandlish Subject--Brendan Kehoe hospitalized - update 01/03/94 3pm EST For those that missed the news, Brendan Kehoe was involved in an injurious automobile accided that left him hospitalized. See previous post for details. When we have info on where to send get well notes, etc., we'll post it, so please hold off on the inquiries. Kehoe is the author of "Zen and the Art of the Intenet", and has been a long-time EFF volunteer, maintaining the CuD archives on ftp.eff.org. Mike Godwin contacted Brendan's family and had this to report: 'He is in "fair" condition today, according to his brother. The auto accident caused Brendan a number of head injuries. His right ear was destroyed, says his brother, but there is evidence that he retains hearing in his left ear. 'The surgeons performed a number of craniotomies to relieve the pressure caused by pooling blood in his skull, and removed a section of the left side of his brain. The doctors predict that if he recovers--he is still at risk of death--he will be aphasic. They are not certain whether he will be able to recover his ability to speak and comprehend language through rehabilitation.' Stanton McCandlish * mech@eff.org * Electronic Frontier Found. OnlineActivist ============================================================================ +---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date--Mon, 3 Jan 1994 17:04:19 -0500 From--farber@central.cis.upenn.edu (David Farber) Subject--Re--Brendan Kehoe critically injured in car accident (fwd) If you want to keep in touch with his condition you can call Brendan Kehoe patient info # is 215 662-3308. As stated cards etc are not receivable but for record the hospital address and his room number is: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Founders' Building, Room 579 3400 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 ================================================================== From--Stanton McCandlish Subject--Brendan Kehoe hospitalized - update 10pm EST, 01/03/94 According to Pat McGregor , by way of the Two Glees (Glee Willis and Glee Harrah Cady ): Brendan, as of 4pm, was not comatose any longer, but semi-conscious, and is recognizing voices, faces, music, etc. He was operated on 3 times to relieve pressure on the brain. The surgery and damage have left him with in "restless and irritable" shape, apparently a good sign. It was also observed that his pelvis, which broke, took most of the damage in the wreck, preventing more internal injury. He's being moved from the ICU to a regular room soon. Following that, he'll be relocated to Boston for more surgery and rehab. Doctors will need to wait a few weeks before they can fully assess his condition, as his brain is still subject to swelling, and the accident caused a lot of other damage. His entire face is in need of reconstructive surgery. Cyngus plans to continue him on salary, and he did have health insurance, but "there will be expenses" Pat understates, mentioning that he and some others are looking into setting up a fund to help defray these costs. EFF's also been thinking about how to go about this, so it looks pretty likely that there will be one. Thanks to Pat and Glee and Glee for passing on the info. For those that missed the news, Brendan Kehoe was in a really bad car wreck. See previous posts for more details, incl. phone/address info, etc. Brendan is a long-time EFF volunteer, wrote "Zen and the Art of the Internet", and is the archivist for Computer underground Digest. Stanton McCandlish * mech@eff.org * Electronic Frontier Found. OnlineActivist ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1993 13:00:10 EST From: Dave Banisar Subject: File 3--Public Hearings on Privacy Public Hearings on Privacy NEWS US OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Idelson (USOCA) December 10, 1993 (202)634-4344 Patricia Faley (USOCA) (202)634-4329 PUBLIC HEARINGS ON INFORMATION AGE PRIVACY SET FOR CALIFORNIA AND WASHINGTON, DC. Sacramento: January 10-11, 1994; Washington, DC: January 26-27, 1994. Public Invited to Participate. Representatives from the public, private and non profit sectors will present their views on personal privacy and data protection in the information age at public hearings of a U.S. Government task force in early 1994. The hearings will be open meetings of the Privacy Working Group, chaired by Patricia Faley, Acting Director of the United States Office of Consumer Affairs (USOCA). The Working Group is part of a task force set up by the Clinton Administration to consider how to spur development of an "information superhighway." officially known as the National Information Infrastructure (NII), the "data highway" will be capable of exchanging data, voice and images electronically within a vast network of individuals, businesses, government agencies and other organizations around the world. Ensuring ready access to information is the goal of the Administrative initiative, but protecting individual privacy is essential to its success. The public meetings will examine privacy issues relating to such areas as law enforcement, financial services, information technology, and di:rect marketing. The California mooting, January 10th and llth, will be hosted by Jim Conran, Director, California Department of Consumer Affairs in the First Floor Hearing Room at 400 R Street in Sacramento. The Washington, DC meeting, January 26th and 27th, will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium, 14th & Constitution Ave. NW. Registration begins at 8:30am, meetings at 9am. The public is invited to attend, question speakers and to make brief comments, but space is limited. Concise written statements for the record should be sent to "Privacy," USOCA, 1620 L Street NW, Washington DC 20036 or faxed to (202)634-4135. # # # United States Office of Comumer Affairs - 1620 L Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-5605 ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1993 12:56:51 +0200 (WET) From: ygoland@SEAS.UCLA.EDU Subject: File 4--Software patent holds up $1 billion network Forwarded message: >From league-tactics-request@ai.mit.edu Sat Dec 18 21:09:55 1993 From--friedman@gnu.ai.mit.edu (Noah Friedman) A billion dollar DoD procurement for a new communications network maybe running into problems because of software patents dealing with encryption. The Defense Message System network will serve nearly one million users, and will replace a existing global Defense network. The project, being managed by the Air Force Standard Systems Center, will be a billion-dollar boost for the C/C++ COTS industry, with companies such as Microsoft, Lotus, ATT, and MCI planning to bid on the project. Unfortunately, the encryption technology planned for use in the DMS network is the subject of a long-running battle between the government and Public Key Partners (PKP). PKP claims that the proposed Digital Signature Standard (DSS) put forward by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) in 1991 infringes on public-key patents held by RSA Data Security and Prof. Claus Schnorr, both represented by PKP. Last summer the Commerce Department, after two years of unsuccessfully dealing with the legal challenges of PKP's software patents, said it would hand over an exclusive license for DSS to PKP. But over one hundred companies condemned the plan as illegal, and NIST backed off. The deal was also opposed by the European Community and the Canadian government. The deal would allow PKP to charge $1 for each public-key certificate issued using DSS. As of last week, the DoD was not prepared to say whether the procurement would be delayed by the patent problem. Negotiatons between PKP and the Commerce Department are still underway. For information, see an article in December 15, 1993 issue of Network World, page 4, on the patent issues, and an article in the November 1 edition of Federal Computer Week, page 2, for an article on the DMS procurement. ============================ Greg Aharonian Internet Patent News Service ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 03 Jan 94 14:17:04 CST From: Mitch Pravatiner Subject: File 5--Article on online sexual harassment The Winter, 1994 issue of _On the Issues_ magazine includes an article called "Take Back the Net!," by Stephanie Brail, on sexual harassment online. It describes some common forms of harassment via email and real-time talk, on the Internet and commercial online services. It cites a survey by Anita Borg, of the Systers mailing list, which reported that 20 percent of the 500 respondents had been harassed online. The article goes on to describe several of the major online services, including the percentage of women among their subscribers. (The ECHO service in New York is highest, at 40 percent; Delphi and Compuserve are tied for last, at 10 percent.) It reports that a new, woman-oriented ser-vice, called WIRE (Women's Information Resource and Exchange) has been estab-lished in San Francisco, bringing together databases on topics such as women's history, women's health issues, networking for women business owners, and others. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 4 Jan 1994 15:34:45 -0500 From: Mike Godwin Subject: File 6--Call for Pioneer Awards Nominations THE THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EFF PIONEER AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Deadline: January 20, 1994 In every field of human endeavor,there are those dedicated to expanding knowledge,freedom,efficiency and utility. Along the electronic frontier, this is especially true. To recognize this,the Electronic Frontier Foundation has established the Pioneer Awards for deserving individuals and organizations. The Pioneer Awards are international and nominations are open to all. In March of 1992, the first EFF Pioneer Awards were given in Washington D.C. The winners were: Douglas C. Engelbart, Robert Kahn, Jim Warren, Tom Jennings, and Andrzej Smereczynski. The 1993 Pioneer Award recipients were Paul Baran, Vinton Cerf, Ward Christensen, Dave Hughes and the USENET software developers, represented by the software's originators Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis. The Third Annual Pioneer Awards will be given in Chicago, Illinois at the 4th Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in March of 1994. All valid nominations will be reviewed by a panel of impartial judges chosen for their knowledge of computer-based communications and the technical, legal, and social issues involved in networking. There are no specific categories for the Pioneer Awards, but the following guidelines apply: 1) The nominees must have made a substantial contribution to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications. 2) The contribution may be technical, social, economic or cultural. 3) Nominations may be of individuals, systems, or organizations in the private or public sectors. 4) Nominations are open to all, and you may nominate more than one recipient. You may nominate yourself or your organization. 5) All nominations, to be valid, must contain your reasons, however brief, on why you are nominating the individual or organization, along with a means of contacting the nominee, and your own contact number. No anonymous nominations will be allowed. 6) Every person or organization, with the single exception of EFF staff members, are eligible for Pioneer Awards. 7) Persons or representatives of organizations receiving a Pioneer Award will be invited to attend the ceremony at the Foundation's expense. You may nominate as many as you wish, but please use one form per nomination. You may return the forms to us via email to pioneer@eff.org You may mail them to us at: Pioneer Awards, EFF, 1001 G St. NW Suite 950 East Washington, DC 20001 You may FAX them to us at: +1 202-393-5509 Just tell us the name of the nominee, the phone number or email address at which the nominee can be reached, and, most important, why you feel the nominee deserves the award. You may attach supporting documentation. Please include your own name, address, and phone number. We're looking for the Pioneers of the Electronic Frontier that have made and are making a difference. Thanks for helping us find them, The Electronic Frontier Foundation -------EFF Pioneer Awards Nomination Form------ Please return to the Electronic Frontier Foundation via email to: pioneer@eff.org via surface mail to: EFF 1001 G St. NW Suite 950 East Washington, DC 20001 via FAX to +1 202 393 5509 Nominee: Title: Company/Organization: Contact number or email address: Reason for nomination: Your name and contact information: Extra documentation attached: DEADLINE: ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVE BY THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION BY MIDNIGHT, EASTERN STANDARD TIME U.S., JANUARY 20, 1994. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1993 13:00:10 EST From: Dave Banisar Subject: File 7--Public Hearings on Privacy Public Hearings on Privacy NEWS US OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Idelson (USOCA) December 10, 1993 (202)634-4344 Patricia Faley (USOCA) (202)634-4329 PUBLIC HEARINGS ON INFORMATION AGE PRIVACY SET FOR CALIFORNIA AND WASHINGTON, DC. Sacramento: January 10-11, 1994; Washington, DC: January 26-27, 1994. Public Invited to Participate. Representatives from the public, private and non profit sectors will present their views on personal privacy and data protection in the information age at public hearings of a U.S. Government task force in early 1994. The hearings will be open meetings of the Privacy Working Group, chaired by Patricia Faley, Acting Director of the United States Office of Consumer Affairs (USOCA). The Working Group is part of a task force set up by the Clinton Administration to consider how to spur development of an "information superhighway." officially known as the National Information Infrastructure (NII), the "data highway" will be capable of exchanging data, voice and images electronically within a vast network of individuals, businesses, government agencies and other organizations around the world. Ensuring ready access to information is the goal of the Administrative initiative, but protecting individual privacy is essential to its success. The public meetings will examine privacy issues relating to such areas as law enforcement, financial services, information technology, and di:rect marketing. The California mooting, January 10th and llth, will be hosted by Jim Conran, Director, California Department of Consumer Affairs in the First Floor Hearing Room at 400 R Street in Sacramento. The Washington, DC meeting, January 26th and 27th, will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium, 14th & Constitution Ave. NW. Registration begins at 8:30am, meetings at 9am. The public is invited to attend, question speakers and to make brief comments, but space is limited. Concise written statements for the record should be sent to "Privacy," USOCA, 1620 L Street NW, Washington DC 20036 or faxed to (202)634-4135. # # # United States Office of Comumer Affairs - 1620 L Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-5605 ------------------------------ Date: 17 Dec 1993 00:39:41 GMT From: cburian@UX4.CSO.UIUC.EDU(Christopher J Burian) Subject: File 8--Feds Bust Boston-area Gay BBS (#1) The UPI wire service reported that Medford, Massechusetts resident Alden L. Baker Jr. was indicted Wednesday for distributing child pornography from his computer bulletin board, "Boston's Eagle's Nest." Baker is also accused of employing or coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit acts for images to be distributed via computer. Prosecutors claim that the BBS made available for download many images involving the use of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. If convicted, Baker could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 on each count. US Attorney Donald K. Stern said, "The use of computerized 'bulletin board' systems which distribute pornographic images to members throughout the country are particularly deserving of our vigorous prosecution." Here is a commentary from a Boston-area resident: ==== Repost ==== From--kip@world.std.com (Bob B Chatelle) Subject--Feds Bust Boston-area Gay BBS Date--Thu, 16 Dec 1993 22:17:56 GMT According to today's Boston Herald, Federal prosecutors have arrested the sysop of a local gay BBS called the Boston Eagle's Nest and charged him with distributing child pornography. The sysop is facing ten years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Busting gay boards is SOP for the Feds here in the Boston area. During the summer of 1992, they busted a very fine board called Doug's Den, which I very much miss. Doug's Den was busted on the usual bogus kiddie-porn charges. (I downloaded enough porn from Doug's Den to know that the charges were false.) I'm sure that the charges against the Eagle's Nest are just as phony as the charges against Doug's Den. The intent is to close down the boards and discourage other boards from operating--or at least from exercising their First Amendment rights. I'm curious about how many gay boards all over the country Janet Reno and her stormtroopers are shutting down. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Date: Sunday, 19 Dec 23:18:21 PST From: anonymous by request

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