[LINK] RFI: Access to Unprotected Data
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Sat Nov 5 12:58:04 EST 2005
>I'm thinking about what the situation is if the data is *not* protected by
>'an access control system'?
>For example, a person who makes data available may state that the data is
>only available for a specific purpose, but not put anything in front of it
>that would be interpreted by the courts as 'an access control system'.
I'll let you know shortly. This is about to come up in the Supreme Court
in a matter I'm in and the allegation will be that I hacked into the
plaintiffs computers to get access to their financial records and computer
I'm looking forward to seeing how that one turns out :)
I'm not going to say anything or even elude to how I came into possession
of the material, yet :)
>It appears that access to data unprotected by 'an access control system',
>even if the access is for a reason other than the reason the data is made
>available, is not a crime.
We'll know soon :)
>If anyone has any discomforts with the above analysis, or can point to
>authoritative works, I'd appreciate your thoughts. Off-list may be best,
>unless the comments are likely to be of interest to list-subscribers.
Join me in the Supreme Court :)
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