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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Mart van de Wege
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:03:49 +0100
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"amicus_curious" <> writes:

> "David Kastrup" <> wrote in message
> 85r61r4nvu.fsf@lola.goethe.zz">news:85r61r4nvu.fsf@lola.goethe.zz...
>> "amicus_curious" <> writes:
>>> If it fails early, it gets returned to the store or to the
>>> manufacturer for credit.
>> If your whole computing centre gets compromised because a packet logger
>> could be inserted into the router, return to the store is your least
>> problem.  Being able to determine possible scope of a security breach is
>> certainly important.
> You create a whole lot of hypothetical situations, but people buy
> these things at Sam's Club for $35 and they work just fine.  What
> compromise has there ever been that allowed someone to put a "packet
> logger" into the firmware of such a thing?  Who would bother?
Spammers who like to build botnets out of domestic PCs for example.


"We will need a longer wall when the revolution comes."
--- AJS, quoting an uncertain source.

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