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RE: Valuable papers on the legality of port scanning and exploit code
From: "Henrik Huhtinen" <Henrik.Huhtinen () appelsiini com>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:17:47 +0200

FYI, in one EU-country, Finland, port scanning has been deemed illegal by Finnish Supreme Court on the 8th of Apr, 2003 
(precedent KKO:2003:36).

The decision details (only in Finnish, sorry) are available at 

I found a summary in English rounding up the details in at:


Javier wrote:
Just for what it's worth, I don't know the exact differences between 
US and Europe legislations, but the fact that port scanning is legal 
is, as far as I know, yet to be proven in a court of law in a European 

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