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From: cab75 at comcast.net (WB)
Subject: House approves spyware legislation

Here's the next act, the "Internet Spyware Prevention Act," was passed by a
vote of 415-0. It would give the US Justice Department $US10 million to
crack down on companies and others that secretly install spyware and those
who attempt to trick victims into disclosing personal details and financial
information in phishing email scams. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon [mailto:simon@....ca] 
> Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 6:07 PM
> To: Gregory Gilliss; WB
> Cc: full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com; 
> full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] House approves spyware legislation
> 
> > Liability for trespass to chattels is limited to the damage 
> done,  and 
> > liability for conversion is limited to the cost of replacement.
> > Needless to say, this is ridiculous when it comes to valuations for 
> > data - the cost of replacing your hard drive might be 
> measurable,  but 
> > the cost of replacing your data is extremely intangible.
> 
> And what about Mass conversion?  A single hard drive may not 
> constitute enough for any legal measures, but a thousand may 
> be enough?
> 
> Still the problem really is at proving who or what is the 
> cause of the conversion.
> 
> Simon
> 



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