[pp.int.general] Sad day in France

Valentin Villenave v.villenave at gmail.com
Tue May 12 19:23:36 CEST 2009

2009/5/12 Nicolas Sahlqvist <nicco77 at gmail.com>:

> Mmmh. So what the law intends is to set up a meeting between security
> software vendors, antipiracy organizations and ISPs to decide what
> software you need to install on your machine, so that they can be sure
> that you behave yourself. If you don’t fancy installing their device,
> then you’ll just have to swallow any liability consequent to someone
> else using your machine or accessing your connection."

Yes. Put in another way, it's yet another implication of the "guilty
until (self-)proven innocent" approach:
If you want not to be sued, then you have to buy and install the
spyware (and you'll most likely have to buy and install Windows to do

BUT then if you're installing the spyware, that means you're afraid of
being sued. So, that means you may be doing something illegal :-)

So, either way, you're screwed. Plain and simple.


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