Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick

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cookies, eu

EU's Cookie Law Should Crumble

from the not-a-good-situation dept

A bunch of folks have been sending in versions of this story about new EU cookie rules that will require anyone placing cookies on your computer to first get consent. This is the sort of law that is passed by people who don't understand the technology at all, and misinterpret "cookies" as automatically being malicious. This is the sort of thing that people who were first understanding the web got concerned about a decade ago, until they realized it was nothing to worry about. Except... it appears some people haven't quite figured that out yet, and tragically, they make laws in the EU.

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    Dark Helmet (profile), 13 Nov 2009 @ 2:26pm

    Re: Re: Question...

    "I stop them from being placed in the first place, and regularly delete them all. There's software for that, no need to do it manually."

    I'm sure there is. If it isn't strictly about network security, I'm kind of a technotard. I know a little about everything, and a lot about nothing.

    Hell, I'm right now trying to figure out how to turn my amatuerish PDF eBook into a torrent file and get you fuckers reading it ;)

    See? If I was one of those viscious raporist pirates, I'm sure I'd already know how to do that!

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