RE: [fw-wiz] Botnets, IRC servers and firewalls?
From: Matt Bazan (Mbazan_at_onelegal.com)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 10:54:15 -0800
> As I said, I exaggerated, but so are you.. :)
> Should you be held liable if you do not know how to drive a
> car and hit
> a tree? Or a person?
Ok, now I just gotta jump in on this one.. A fairer comparison to
broadband computer use than the one you propse above would be: say you
left your car unlocked, in your driveway, and along comes someone who
jacks the car and performs nefarious deeds using it. Are you to be held
liable for this? Certainly not. I think the reasons why you would not
be held responsible, in this case, are obvious.
> I am not sure exactly to which level this should be held (in
> my opinion,
> and as I said, I am exaggerating, do forgive me). But if you
> provide a
> service you should be held liable, again, to a level, for
> those who use
> it.. to spam.. to attack.. or some other issues?
> By my "car" analogy, which was -again- an exaggeration to prove a
> I meant that I believe things won't get better until better laws are
> made that force ISP's to deal with abuse, spam, etc.
Hmmm..taking you car analogy to its logical conclusion.. Would you have
various governing bodies passing ordinances stating where you should
park your car at your house, how you should secure it, when it may be
used, etc. etc. Where does this 'big brother' approach stop?
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