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[dvd-discuss] Hacking requires search warrant -- ruling

According to:


A judge has ruled that law enforcement cannot (even through an
non-deputized agent) break into a network attached computer without a
search warrant.  This would seem dampen that possibility of copyright
holders being able to secure criminal infringement charges from any
cracking of non-public P2P networks.  Private "darknets" (as the
Microsoft paper referred to them) will be off limits unless a judge is
shown probable cause.

Public P2P networks will be as vulnerable in terms of the content they
show without requiring access authority.  However, seeding digital works
with viruses to snoop beyond the public "Shares" will require a warrant.

Good news if it is upheld.