Biden on Tech Policy

by on August 25, 2008 · 16 comments

Declan McCullagh has a great write-up on presumptive Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden over at CNET.  Some highlights:

  • Biden was one of only four Senators invited to a champagne reception with Jack Valenti for his work on the DMCA
  • Surveillance legislation by Biden inspired Phil Zimmermann to write PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), an encryption program
  • Biden wrote an early precursor to the USA PATRIOT Act
  • Posting the anarchist cookbook online is now a felony thanks to Biden, resulting in a single conviction of a 20 year-old webmaster
  • Biden proposed spending $1 billion so cops could police P2P networks

Check out the post to read more about Biden’s spotty record on tech policy.

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