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Date Published: July 31st, 2002
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HP Threatens Bug Trackers with DMCA Lawsuit

As if you needed more evidence that the DMCA is an evil, evil thing, HP used it recently to threaten those who simply alerted the community to longstanding and serious buffer overflow problem in an operating system. HP said that the posting of the bug ammounted to intent to circumvent copyright law. What a joke. Said one researcher, "We are like the guys that found out that Firestone tires have issues on Ford explorers. It's not our fault your Explorer has crap tires. We just pointed it out. We should not get attacked for pointing out issues in someone’s product nor for proving it is possible." Amen.

by Christopher Heiser on July 31 14:27
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