Forwarded from: Aj Effin Reznor <ajat_private> "InfoSec News was known to say....." > It's no joke. CBDTPA regulates "any hardware or software that > reproduces copyrighted works in digital form." My program above does > that, especially if my BASIC interpreter permits arbitrarily long > strings. > > The business end of the CBDTPA says that "a manufacturer, importer, > or seller" of such software cannot "sell, or offer for sale, in > interstate commerce, or cause to be transported in, or in a manner > affecting, interstate commerce" their code unless it "includes and > utilizes standard security technologies that adhere to the security > system standards adopted under section 3." Better yet, MS, NS, Opera, et al, can be held accountable under this. Scenario: I run a web server. Client types in my url. Client clicks on a link on resulting page. Client, through browser, has reproduced *my* work. Violation? I know, I know, I should not be suprised at the stupidity of humans, esp. those in office. But really, this is up there with the DMCA..... -aj. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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