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Re: [dvd-discuss] What Programs Are NOT Spyware?

Do you happen to have an article on the ruling?
Thank you
At 07:04 PM 12/16/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>Now that MaryBeth Peters etc have decreed that there are adequate protections
>under the DMCA for investigation of spyware....what programs that access the
>internet are not?
>Let's consider the following list
>Microsoft Update feature. Do you know what it's doing?
>The mathematica kernel on my computer has been attempting to access the
>internet? Why?
>Earthlink Total Access does all sorts of things such as setting cookies that
>will expire in 2019 that I do not have a clue what they mean (so I do not 
>access and somehow things still seem to work.)
>ANy program that accesses the internet has the potential for being spyware 
>can be considered as such until the protocol is completely specified and
>verified (and even then any deviation from it is subject to scrutiny). As 
>I'm wondering if that hook allows RE of ANY program that accesses the