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

Oh...you mean that they are REALLY just privateers that are out to prey upon pirates...AVAST YE SWABBIES THAR BE A INTERNET PIRATE....NO QUARTER

"Richard Hartman" <hartman@onetouch.com>
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11/15/2002 02:21 PM
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        Subject:        RE: [dvd-discuss] Hacking requires search warrant -- ruling

Don't be silly.  The copyright holders aren't
law enforcement and aren't bound by the limitations
thereof.  They're vigilantes, with an letter of
marque from Congress.

-Richard M. Hartman

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Zulauf [mailto:johnzu@ia.nsc.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 1:56 PM
> To: DVD Discuss
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Hacking requires search warrant -- ruling
> According to:
> http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-965926.html
> 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.
> .002