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Re: [dvd-discuss] Illegal tactics funded by Anti-piracy advocates
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Illegal tactics funded by Anti-piracy advocates
- From: Jeremy Erwin <jerwin(at)ponymail.com>
- Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 17:08:51 -0400
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On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 09:09 AM, Arnold G. Reinhold wrote:
> It's entirely conceivable that record company sabotage could kill
> someone. Say a nurse downloads music on a computer used to monitor
> hospital patients, it freezes, and they miss a cardiac arrest. The
> people responsible for that sabotage software could be subject to the
> death penalty under the the federal anti-hacking laws as recently
> amended by the USA Patriot Act.
> Arnold Reinhold
A bit far fetched-- don't you think? Many of these viruses target file
sharing networks. It would probably be a violation of the various
privacy act statutes to install the necessary clients. It all seems a
little bizarre to me-- as I'm not aware of any mp3 players that are
designed to execute arbitrary code.
As for mediadefender, the're website consists of the following.
<FRAMESET rows="100%,*" border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0>
<FRAME name=top src="http://188.8.131.52/mediadefender/" noresize>
"MediaDefender is currently in stealth mode but can be contacted at:
Ooh. Stealth mode. I'm impressed.