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Re: Careless Law Enforcement Computer Forensics Lacking InfoSec Expertise Causes Suicides
From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein () csuohio edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 09:17:17 -0400
As long as the possession itself is a crime, this is just a waste of
resources. I tend to agree that the current situation in most
countries is difficult because of the elusive nature of purely
Old problem, new kind of evidence .. if someone were to stash their dope
in my bushes while running from the cops, and that's later discovered by
my neighbor's kid .. guess who's going to end up down at the station
looking stupid? .. ME.
Possession is 9/10 of the law. Once you've got dirt on your hands, it's
your responsibility to prove it isn't yours. Unfortunately, in the
digital world, that means you've got to be able to afford an expert to
rebut the techie on the prosceution's payroll.
Curiously, here in Ohio, we have a law that says (in part) that the
police must *prove* that any digital kiddie porn is a "real" kid, and
not an image altered to look like one. Wrong or right, that little
loophole has aquitted several defendents that have the means to hire an
Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University
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