Faithful readers of my blog will remember when I was branded a zealot by 180solutions. (Actually, I found out later that the 180 fellow who said this may not have meant me directly, but the words were in immortalized in print. And what the heck: I admit to rather liking the title.)
Now, Wendy Seltzer (a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School) brings up the “zealots” word, in a blog supportive of the new StopBadware.org project (a project operated by the Berkman Center and the Oxford Internet Institute).
…I still dislike anti-spyware zealotry, but I’ve come to see that the higher-order consequences of spyware — the tactics of its opponents and the reactions of users who are plagued by it — are also problematic. A measured approach to malware can help avert those problems without distorting the law around it. That’s why I’m encouraged by the Berkman Center’s new Stop Badware project:
(Btw — her blog seems hopelessly broken. Trackbacks and comments didn’t work when I tried them. You can email her directly if you like.)