From: Simon [mailto:simon () xhz ca]
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 6:07 PM
To: Gregory Gilliss; WB
Cc: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com;
full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] House approves spyware legislation
Liability for trespass to chattels is limited to the damage
liability for conversion is limited to the cost of replacement.
Needless to say, this is ridiculous when it comes to valuations for
data - the cost of replacing your hard drive might be
the cost of replacing your data is extremely intangible.
And what about Mass conversion? A single hard drive may not
constitute enough for any legal measures, but a thousand may
Still the problem really is at proving who or what is the
cause of the conversion.