[svlug] LoveLetter reporting -- Microsoft, not computer, virus

Bill Jonas bj at netaxs.com
Sat May 6 11:05:43 PDT 2000


On Sat, 6 May 2000 dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com wrote:

>user) runs it, loses its valuable data. Business (or user) cannot
>sue the company for negligence, but the company can sue the business
>for reverse-engineering the virus out of the software.
>
>Of course, this scenario isn't likely -- but it is possible.

Maybe not intentionally releasing a virus in their software (though
viruses *have* been released in commercial software, presumably
unintentionally -- see Rick's Rants), but the WA supreme court has
upheld shrink-wrap licenses.

If this is news to anybody, check out
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/05/05/2031212, "Washington Supreme
Court Upholds Shrinkwrap Licensing".

Bill
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