Re: Fwd: Napster hack allows free distribution of software, movies

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From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 17:57:22 PST

Adam L. Beberg writes:
> What do you think will happen when the distributor is out of the loop
> and the copyright holders stop looking the other way?
> Beware you don't wake the dragon.

Lacking back doors/spook hooks and ubiquitous sig-int a steganographic
- channel (camouflaging as a vanilla SSL session; streaming
multimedia) cellular (local-visibility) anonymizing virtual network
infrastructure mounted atop insecure public networks is effectively
immune even to extremely invasive snooping. You can't even pull the
plug if you control the physical layer very well, because there is
alternative wireless ultrabroadband networking infrastructure in the

Unless you outlaw computer hardware, or switch to martial law such
networks will always have a niche. I don't see Joe/Jane Doe using it a
lot, though, so the dragon can slumber on.

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