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Subject: Re: The language barrier........

Author: Volker Pittlik

Date: 13:43:06 05/31/05

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On May 31, 2005 at 16:17:57, Dan Honeycutt wrote:

>Your arguement that
>that leaves only one possibility - the author put it there - is logical.  But it
>makes absolutely no sense for him to do that.  I don't have any explanations,
>just the feeling that there is something going on here that we don't understand.

I agree especially with the last part. Let's take a look at the possible
consequences. To clone a program damages someone's reputation. It is a violation
of copyright. If you are taken to the court for that the penalty depends on what
you copied (copied a book in a public library: who really cares; copying
copyrighted software: maybe a fine; copying a bunch of 100 dollar bills: most
likely prison if you only _try_ it).

But isn't spreading malicious software intentionally a crime in itself? Haven't
there been convictions just for intentionally spreading worms in the past?
Therefore I can't think of any circumstances why anyone could intentionally
spread a worm on his website. I believe there must be another explanation.


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