RE: [Full-Disclosure] Destroying PCs remotely?
From: madsaxon (madsaxon_at_direcway.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:15:52 -0500
At 04:49 PM 6/18/03 +0100, John.Airey@rnib.org.uk wrote:
>Your constitution says (Amendment V) "No person shall ... be deprived of
>life, liberty, or property, without due process of law".
Yep, that's exactly my argument against this lunacy. You're tried,
convicted, and sentenced on the spot. What happens if they make
a mistake and you're not actually trading copyrighted files, or
if you have permission to do so? (For example, I have a music
site, and my band's songs are copyrighted, but anyone may download
them for non-commercial use). Is this system going to be so technically
foolproof that serious mistakes won't be made? I sincerely doubt it.
Unfortunately, the results of any such error are that someone's private
property is destroyed.
I guarantee you that if people start nuking each other's
computers over the Internet in the name of IP protection, this phantom
thing we've been calling "cyberterrorism" will take on a much more
concrete cast. Welcome back to the old West, partner. You better
be packin' a six-shooter, cause every other hombre in town is.
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