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Re: Reporting Little Blue Men
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 15:13:47 -0500

On Wed, Jan 21, 1998 at 12:09:06PM -0800, ^Faust^ wrote:
Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
Ok, but some case I just saw mentioned somewhere drew a line between
people looking at things, and programs processing them automatically,
placing the former in the category of editorial control, but not the
latter.  Don't remember the context, think it was Usenet.  Presumably,
if that legal theory held, it could be applied to spaminators, as well.

It was the data tap that the government did on the Argentinian cracker lastyear.
Their program output data only when the keywords were present and
even then it was only n characters before and after the keyword.

No, as Dean correctly pointed out to me just now, it was the
Intellectual Property rights vs. web caching discussion right here,
last week.

-- jra
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