[!CrackMonkey!] Re: question about brilliant and kazaa
dep at linuxandmain.com
Wed Apr 3 13:11:53 PST 2002
begin Henrik Enberg's quote:
| dep <dep at linuxandmain.com> writes:
| > okay. we're seeing this kind of crap more and more:
| > http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2859775,00.
| > my question is, what is to prevent someone from hacking their
| > code so that it sends an endless stream of garbage to them and
| > totally fucks up whatever it is they're trying to do?
| They're window users, so I'd say their intellect is what prevents
i'm given to understand that there's a linux version out there.
| > is there any moral or legal proscription anyone can think of, in
| > that all one would be doing is screwing around with stuff on
| > one's own machine?
| It is probably illegal in the good ol' USA, where the laws says
| that everyone should bend over and spread for business interests.
| I'm sure glad I live in a free country.
making it all the more puzzling that it has been in the german legal
system that kde developers have taken it up the pooper for
killustrator and krayon, no?
| > and if hacking their particular stuff is in some way illegal, is
| > there any reason why one couldn't write a nice little intervening
| > filter that would flip a bit here and there?
| Not really, 'cept for my first point.
yeah -- except that there apparently *is* a linux version. my thought
was whether it's possible to crank out some kind of little open
source thing that would utterly confound them. it seems possible, but
if dicking around with distributed stuff were all that easy, one
supposes there would have been several times already that seti would
have been caused to report fleets of alien spacecraft headed toward
http://www.linuxandmain.com -- outside the box, barely within the
envelope, and no animated paperclip anywhere.
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