[LINK] payback is a bitch

Crispin Harris crispin.harris at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 21:42:34 AEST 2009

Interesting Link, thanks Jan.

I suspect that it has no real relevance in Australia, as the
Telecommunications Intercept act is very differently constructed here.

It is harder to identify how you can obtain email that is NOT an intercept,
than it is to find when it is one...


On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:

> esocid writes "Back in 2005, the MPAA hired Robert Anderson, a former
> associate of TorrentSpy's owner, to illegally obtain internal emails
> and trade secrets. He did so by routing the email from the internal
> server to his own Gmail account. He subsequently sold 34 pages of
> stolen information for $15,000 to the MPAA. TorrentSpy owner Justin
> Bunnel sued them for spying, but lost the case due to a ruling that
> stated it was not illegal since the information was not intercepted
> under the Wiretap Act. The EFF called this decision a 'dangerous
> attempt to circumvent privacy laws,' since it implies that the
> unauthorized interception of anyone's personal email is legal. The
> appeal could have ramifications for MPAA president Dan Glickman, as
> the decision is expected around the time of his contract renewal."
> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/13/204217&from=rss
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