[ISN] Security researcher to be jailed for finding bugs in software?

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Wed Jan 12 10:38:11 EST 2005

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Date sent:      	Tue, 11 Jan 2005 00:44:38 -0600 (CST)
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> http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/security/0,2000061744,39176657,00.htm
> A French security researcher who published exploit codes that could
> take advantage of bugs in an anti-virus application, could be
> imprisoned for violation of copyright laws.

I warned ya.

OK, well not quite the same situation, but on page 21 of "Software
Forensics" I noted that this type of situation might one day result in
a malware author challenging evidence obtained by forensic examination
on the basis of the laws supposedly supporting copyright by enveighing
against reverse engineering.

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