Saturday, December 03, 2005

Working against the Law

No, 'not working against the law' costs money, and maybe lives.

It was reported that Princeton Professors Edward Felten and Alex Halderman submitted an application for a waiver to by-pass the digital protections of spywares. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) made it impossible or inconvenient to submit any such applications. The significance of this particular application is that the two people had known about the Sony rootkit malware, but didn't alert the society in fear of legal intricates. While they were sitting, thousands of people fell victim of Sony.

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