[LINK] Email account utilization warning
glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Fri Mar 5 11:18:49 EST 2004
Daniel Rose wrote:
> Perhaps email scanners should "crack" encrypted zip files; the traditional
> password mechansim isn't very strong.
> This would set an interesting situation. On the one hand it's "naughty" --
> privacy, DMCA etc.
Yep, an ISP who does this is providing a "circumvention service".
Companies are probably OK (being the recipients they could easily
argue that they have an implied right to read (and thus virus scan)
Practically, it's hardly likely that the virus author is going
to emerge from their foxhole and launch a civil suit at an ISP.
These edge cases are a good argument against the increasing
criminalisation of the copyright laws.
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