Re: [Full-disclosure] Publishing exploit code ruled illegal in France?
From: Gregh (chows_at_ozemail.com.au)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:17:10 +1100
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Subject: [Full-disclosure] Publishing exploit code ruled illegal in France?
> in France some strange things happen:
> Publishing exploit code ruled illegal in France?
> By Munir Kotadia, ZDNet Australia
> 09 March 2005
> Researchers that reverse engineer software to discover programming flaws
> can no longer legally publish their findings in France after a court
> fined a security expert on Tuesday.
It seems easy to me that instead of publishing them in France where, fairly obviously, the country's Govt doesn't want to know about security flaws and would rather suffer the consequences of sticking it's collective head up it's collective backside, the French researchers publish on web sites not controlled in France or even Europe for that matter where the complex Eu laws may also hold true across borders. Pick a non-French controlled island in the South Pacific, make a web site there, let the Euros flow to that small nation and away from the French people who SHOULD be getting the benefit of hosted web sites in their own country and keep on doing what you always do.
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