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Re: If Lycos can attack spammer sites, can we all start doing it?
From: Vincent Archer <var () deny-all com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 09:49:47 +0100

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 05:54:57PM +0000, Jason Coombs wrote:
Even without explicit language in the EULA, Lycos is just a software maker in this case. It is the end user who is 
guilty of an abusive attack -- if anyone is. The rate limit per client is set to prevent a single client from 
crossing the attack threshold, so this could be the first test of product liability for the intentional creation of 
zombie armies.

Not the first test. This is already underway in court.

The current pitched battle in Kazaa vs. the RIAA is that Kazaa is just
making software, and thus, is not liable for unlawful usage by the users.
The RIAA happens to "strongly disagree".

Vincent ARCHER
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