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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat May 6 19:58:53 PDT 2000


Quoting dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com (dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com):

> Not necessarily that. But take a look at the typical commercial 
> shrink-wrap license agreement -- a company could conceivably 
> release a virus within their copy-protected software -- business (or 
> 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.

You know, I could swear that we were talking about an entirely different
topic, prior to the above post.

--  
Cheers,        "Linux means never having to delete your love mail."
Rick Moen                                              -- Don Marti
rick (at) linuxmafia.com





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