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Re: Draft Convention on Cybercrime
From: White Vampire <whitevampire () mindless com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 13:46:22 -0400

On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 03:50:41PM -0400, Matt Marnell(coldfuzion () coldfuzion net) wrote:
: I was just wondering how you guys feel about the Draft Convention on Cybercrime being circulated throughout roughly 
40 countries for approval (including the US)?  In it, certain "Illegal Devices" are banned entirely, the definition of 
which encompasses utilities such as nmap (Article 6).

        A brief rant regarding this:

        I personally think such laws are a tad extreme.  Various system
administrators already go around breathing fire if somebody port scans
their system.  Should such a thing really be illegal, under any
circumstances?  If you take good care of your system(s), you should not
be worried about a simple port scan.

        I, for one, maintain a defaced Web site archive.  I run an OS
fingerprint to deterine the OS for inclusion within the archive.  Should
I be thrown in jail for this?

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