Wednesday, April 28, 2010

beware of good intentions

Here's an interesting item from North Carolina that showed up in my local newspaper. It seems that in the state's eagerness to collect more revenue they are pursuing online sales, and the state is asking what books people are buying from Amazon. The Charlotte Observer took a stand for privacy: "Beyond being morally wrong and an invasion of privacy, that could have a dramatic chilling effect on people buying books they want or need"

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