Reporting Little Blue Men

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Wed Jan 21 20:13:47 UTC 1998

On Wed, Jan 21, 1998 at 12:09:06PM -0800, ^Faust^ wrote:
> 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.

No, as Dean correctly pointed out to me just now, it was the
Intellectual Property rights vs. web caching discussion right here,
last week.

-- jra
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