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Re: [DotGNU]login service slamming

From: Barry Fitzgerald
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]login service slamming
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 11:54:04 -0400

Rich Hilliard wrote:
> | all though that is a scarry thought, I would think that an action of
> | that sort would be conidered steeling and the information was moved
> | wothout the person's knowledge. M$ is not that stupid.
> How to undermine slamming, using the DCMA:
> Someone asked in another post if there was a way to use the new
> copyright act against M$. This comes to mind in discussion of slamming:
>  - Create a license for end users to license their personal
>    information with copyright and declaring terms of its use.
>  - Encrypt the personal info
>  - If M$ or anyone tries to break that for slamming purposes, they run
>    afoul DCMA, under Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems :-)
>    "No person shall manufacture, import, offer to the public, provide,
>    or otherwise traffic in any technology, product, service, device,
>    component, or part thereof, that is primarily designed or produced
>    for the purpose of cicumventing a technological measure that
>    effectively controls access to a work protected under this
>    title;..."
>  -- Rich

Hmmm, interesting idea - I think I like that....

It's not unethical, it exists to help the user.... I like that strategy
a lot!


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