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Re: Reporting Little Blue Men

  • From: ^Faust^
  • Date: Wed Jan 21 15:24:45 1998

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:

> Ok, but some case I just saw mentioned somewhere drew a line between
> people looking at things, and programs processing them automatically,
> placing the former in the category of editorial control, but not the
> latter.  Don't remember the context, think it was Usenet.  Presumably,
> if that legal theory held, it could be applied to spaminators, as well.

It was the data tap that the government did on the Argentinian cracker lastyear.
Their program output data only when the keywords were present and
even then it was only n characters before and after the keyword.

"Gas, grass, or ass, nobody rides for free."