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[liberationtech] Looking for: Constitutional Experts

Douglas Lucas dal at riseup.net
Thu Sep 6 04:35:19 PDT 2012


Hi Mariette and Liberationtech,

The Second Amendment issue that comes to my mind is that encryption has
been discussed (including in the '90s crypto wars) as a munition. I
don't think we want to claim that numbers and equations are munitions,
necessarily, but if encryption is banned, someone (for good or ill)
might try a Second Amendment argument.

Also, this isn't exactly what you're asking, but if your work includes a
significant #OpBart angle, you should talk with Justin Beck (@pixplz on
Twitter; http://about.me/pixplz ), a journalism teacher who played an
important role in #OpBART. There's also this interview:
http://thewinnower.com/interview-with-motormouth-on-the-return-of-opbart/ with
one of the organizers.

Douglas
http://www.douglaslucas.com
http://www.twitter.com/#!/douglaslucas

On 09/05/2012 12:15 PM, Mariette Papic wrote:
> Hi, I'm looking to interview anyone exploring the information era
> implications for the US Constitution or more broadly on human rights.
> 
> Most people look at the First Amendment and free speech rights when
> looking at the use of mobile devices and cameras by activists. Since
> OpBart I've been wondering if there isn't a 2nd Amendment application,
> maybe others, too.
> 
> If you've been working on this area within the context of net freedom or
> the changing human body, I'd like to read what you've written or ask you
> some questions for an article. ~M
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