Lover of quiet computers Posted May 7, 2003 Share Posted May 7, 2003 The record industry's options for fighting illegal music downloads from the Internet include some that may be illegal, such as attacking personal Internet connections to slow or halt the downloads, or the use of software called "freeze" that locks up a computer system for a certain minutes or hours and risks the loss of data, as well as software called "silence" that would scan a computer's hard drive for pirated music files and attempt to delete them, at the risk of deleting legitimate music files as well. Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, who specializes in Internet copyright issues, says: "Some of this stuff is going to be illegal. It depends on if they are doing a sufficient amount of damage. The law has ways to deal with copyright infringement. Freezing people's computers is not within the scope of the copyright laws."(http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/04/business/04MUSI.html)It has circulated that the entertainment industry would like to directly compromise the PCs of people who share music without authorization.My question: Wouldn't proper use of antivirus software, firewall software, etc. prevent such attacks? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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