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From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (Mark Earnest)
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 17:58:11 -0400 (EDT)

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On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Ed Moyle wrote:
Allow me to recommend the use of a trivial encryption algorithm to protect 
exploits and advisories such that any for-profit company must circumvent 
it in order to use it for their own purposes.  Perhaps distribute advisories 
with the "do not copy" flag set on a .pdf. This would give DMCA protection 
to the copyright and allow researchers to sue if their "protection measures" 
are circumvented by companies looking to make money off of the research.  

That sounds good in theory, but in practice any sizable company would 
devour us, regardless of what the law says. The law is immaterial next to 
money. 

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Mark Earnest
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Senior Systems Programmer
ASET/Emerging Technologies
Penn State University

Email: mxe20 () psu edu
Office Phone: 814-863-2064
Public Key - http://mearnest.oas.psu.edu/gpgkey.txt

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