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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:53:03 -0500
From: Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu
To: Aaron Gray <angray@...b.net>
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: [OOT] Thesis for master degree

On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 17:55:50 GMT, Aaron Gray said:
>
> >- Disassembling Vista Security
> 
> This is illegal. So not a very good idea for the thesis.

This of course is *very* dependent on what country you are in.

In the US, the most important law involved would probably be the DMCA,
which *does* have an exception for reverse engineering for compatibility
research (17 USC 1201(f)), encryption research (17 USC 1201(g)), and
security testing (17 USC 1201(j)).

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode17/usc_sec_17_00001201----000-.html

Note that 17 USC 1201(j)(2) *specifically* hints that you *really* want
an in-writing "Get Out Of Jail Free" card for 18 USC 1030 and related.

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