RE: [Full-Disclosure] FW: FEEDBACK: Testing Microsoft and the DMCA

From: Jason Coombs (jasonc@science.org)
Date: 04/20/03

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    From: "Jason Coombs" <jasonc@science.org>
    To: <full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com>
    Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 17:51:50 -1000
    

    Anonymous writes:
    > I am just wondering, cant you publish the book outside the US? like the
    > UK maybe ?

    Publication inside vs. outside the U.S. isn't so much the issue as is the
    question of risk management for prospective business partners. Clearly even
    the very largest partners whom one would necessarily expect to be the
    best-suited to assume the risk of legal trouble over a worthwhile publishing
    effort are choosing to err on the side of caution because the business
    risk/reward equation has been destabilized by the U.S. Federal Government.

    Those who participate in this endeavor are now exposing themselves to
    potential jail time rather than the more benign risk of time spent in court,
    in depositions, in meetings with attorneys, and then maybe in the poor house.

    And, in a somewhat disturbing and ominous twist, it may be the case that
    companies who expect to benefit financially from successful prosecutions under
    the DMCA and similar legislation are now opting out of anything resembling
    support for the activities that they anticipate will be part of future
    prosecutions.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Jason Coombs
    jasonc@science.org

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    I am just wondering, cant you publish the book outside the US? like the
    UK maybe ?

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