- HM Government must rescind the UK signature on the Paris Declaration of 1856 that outlawed privateering (which I assume could be applied to cyber privateering, too).
- HM Government would license and bond CYBER PRIVATEERS who would loot criminal enterprises and split the proceeds 50-50 with the UK Treasury.
- The CYBER PRIVATEERS would be bound by "The Cyber Privateer Code" of conduct outlined at www.CyberPrivateer.com.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Wanted: 1 U.K. cyber privateering advocate
Today I have a respectful request of at least one of my British readers: How about sponsoring an E-petition to legalize cyber privateering in the U.K.? Thanks to The Register, I just learned about the August 4th launch by your government of E-petitions. What a…no offense…revolutionary idea! As I understand it, if a given petition garners 100,000 signatures, then it "could be debated" in The House of Commons. I've even taken the liberty of drafting the first petition page for you (I couldn't go further, as I am not a U.K. citizen nor do I spend much time at all in England):
The three legal elements in the above petition are:
My "gut" tells me this would be a "Ministry of Defence" initiative, although they'd have to work closely with Treasury. The benefits of a first-mover advantage to the U.K. would be enormous, and you are free to use the entirety of this blog to fuel the debate.
I'd like to come up with some swell prize to the first of you Brits who enter the petition, and an even "sweller" prize if we manage to land 100,000 signatures and the issue is debated in The House of Commons.
Any prize ideas?
Posted by Destroying Angel at 8/08/2011 10:21:00 AM