[WEB4LIB] Gray Hats Re: Re: Jack Valenti: Copyright and
raywood at magma.ca
Tue Mar 20 14:55:18 EST 2001
I just read this twice. I honestly have absolutely no idea what point you are
trying to make here.
On Mar 20, Matt Theobald <mtheobal at ihets.org> wrote:
> What relevance do mainstream consumers have to the access and abilities of
> hackers (or those who know the subculture) It is built into the revenue
> that though 1 billion is lost several billions are made. I think we ought
> not to confuse knowledge that truly contributes to GNP with entertainment
> that drains expendable income. Big difference between hacking private
> medical, legal, government info versus someone hacking a DVD
> encryption. Hackers white and black are pro freedom of information across
> the spectrum of ethics.
> Just to play with color theory, both types can have "green" hats on
> depending on their motivation for using the technology.
> Links: Gray Hats
> At 3/20/01 10:36 AM, you wrote:
> >FYI, the story is authored by, and I quote:
> >"Jack Valenti is the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of
> >So what else would one expect from such an individual but a one-sided,
> >right-wing interpretive viewpoint? These people are part of the same
> >crowd that
> >are basically trying to obliterate fair use (that is my sense anyway).
> >The story also misuses the term "hacker" in the abysmally commonplace way
> >most of the mainstream press *still* does, i.e. characterizing hackers
> >mistakenly as 'evil-doers'. The correct colloquial terms for *malicious*
> >computer criminals are 'cracker' or 'black-hat'. Hackers, by contrast, are a
> >time-honoured classs of ethical individuals who are unusually knowledgeable
> >about, and interested in, computer technology -- that's it. The mainstream
> >press should certainly know better by now.
> >I think this fundamental error speaks volumes...
> >My $0.02,
> >On Mar 20, "Charles P. Hobbs" <chhobbs at cdrewu.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > http://www.msnbc.com/news/546536.asp
> > > --
> > > Charles P. Hobbs
> > > King Drew Health Science Library
> > > http://www.cdrewu.edu/kdhsl
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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