the USAPA “a long bill”

Well, looks like someone else got to hear Kerry mention the USA PATRIOT Act, John Perry Barlow.

had a conversation with Kerry. It was pretty disheartening. I asked how he felt about civil liberties. He said, “I’m for ’em!” That’s great, but how do you feel about Section 215 of the Patriot Act? He said, “What’s that?” I said, it basically says any privately generated database is available for public scrutiny with an administrative subpoena. He says, “It says that?” I say, “You voted for it!” He says, “Well, it was a long bill….” [randomwalks]