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From: listuser at (Joe Polk)
Subject: Re: Bugfinder Being Indicted As Criminal ("Counterfeiter") in France

Why does he even have to go back? I was under the impression that he was from 
Europe. Seems staying in the U.S. wouls solve his problem, at least in 
regards to this indictment.


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Drew Copley" <>
To: <>, <>
Sent: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 12:20:39 -0800
Subject: Bugfinder Being Indicted As Criminal ("Counterfeiter") in France

> [thanks to AJ 'Effin' Reznor]
> [Disclaimer: I don't know who has seen this already, and I do not
> pretend to know the full facts of the case. -- Drew ]
> Excerpt:
> It's quite interesting to discover, from the inside, how the french
> justice system works. I'm back from Paris. I've just been indicted 
> and charged of distributing programs that violated Intellectual Property
> rights (literally translated, it's "counterfeiting and concealment of
> counterfeiting"). Maximum punishment for these charges are two years 
> in jail and a fine of 150.000 euros. I'm not yet judged guilty or 
> innocent, but I already had to pay around two or three thousands 
> dollars for two trips to Paris (I live in Boston, MA, USA), plane 
> tickets, and lawyer fees. I already talked about my story here (in 
> french).
> ...
>  In march 2002, I published on my website a long analysis about this
> software. This webpage showed how the program worked, demonstrated a 
> few security flaws, and some tests with real viruses. I showed that, 
> unlike the advertizing claimed, this software didn't detect and 
> stopped "100% of viruses". So, nothing really extraordinary. The 
> company first reacted in a weird way: they denounced me publicly as 
> a "terrorist", probably a nice attempt to make me change my mind. 
> Later on, they filed a formal complaint against me in a Paris 
> tribunal.
> ...
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