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RE: [dvd-discuss] close to the proverbial bone

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Zulauf [mailto:johnzu@ia.nsc.com]
> but the evil of the DMCA is that the circumvention tools are illegal
> whether or not there is any evidence of copyright 
> infringment.  

Ok ... how about a hypothetical running in a different direction ...

I write a virus.  The main portion of it is encrypted (except
for the self-decryptor).  As it operates it decrypts it's payload,
executes & deletes all unencrypted portions again.  

So ... would the anti-virus makers be liable under the DMCA
for bypassing my access protection mechanism in order to create
a utility to clean up after my virus?

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!