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Comment Exact wording. (Score 4, Interesting) 174

From on or about August 2013 through on or about March 17,2015, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendant, ZACHARY LEE SHAMES, knowingly and intentionally aided and abetted the commission of computer intrusions, in violation of 18U.S.C. ÂÂ 1030(a)(5)(A) and 2. In particular, attimes listed above, in the Eastern District of Virginia andelsewhere, SHAMES designed, marketed and sold certain malicious keylogger software, knowing that the software was going tobeused to knowingly cause the transmission ofa program, information, code, or command, and as a result of such conduct, intentionally cause damage without authorization to 10 or more protected computers during any one year period.
(All in violation of Title 18,United States Code, Section 1030(a)(5)(A) and 2)
So what he plead guilty to was developing the software and then knowingly selling it people who would be breaking the law. If he had marketed it toward the general public instead of marketing to crackers it would of not been a problem. For example I can sell and train people in lock picking all I want, however if someone comes up to me and says they want to break into a house with type X lock and want training and tools and I sell it to them then I am in trouble.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 109

Just because one side is giving compensation does not mean the other side has to accept that compensation.
The closest lawsuit I can think of would be the sony one when they remove linux support from ps3. Sony lost and had to pay compensation.
The problem with this is that you are getting a compensation that is probably better then you would get on a one-on-one lawsuit, and it does not cost you any money. Or in other words who is going to sue?
As for safety that is being handled by not being allowed to bring them on aircraft. And as one other announcement on the plane said, if you just remembered you had one with you it had to be powered down, removed from any charging device and placed in a location you could watch it at all times.

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