Dug Song censors website, cites DMCA

    Date05 Sep 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3562
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Highly respected OpenBSD, OpenSSH programmer censors website, cites DMCA. At this time it is not clear whether the site was taken down under pressure from corporations or simply attempting to express feelings about the DMCA and possibly start a trend whereby security researchers withhold their own research because they are at risk under the DMCA.. . . Highly respected OpenBSD, OpenSSH programmer censors website, cites DMCA. At this time it is not clear whether the site was taken down under pressure from corporations or simply attempting to express feelings about the DMCA and possibly start a trend whereby security researchers withhold their own research because they are at risk under the DMCA.
     Dug Song is a highly respected OpenBSD, OpenSSH programmer, the  author of Dsniff and numerous security papers including a common  vulnerability in many firewall applications and servers.  He has censored his own website, citing the DMCA:  http://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/  At this time it is not clear whether the site was taken down under  pressure from corporations or simply attempting to express feelings about the DMCA and possibly start a trend whereby security researchers withhold their own research because they are at risk under the DMCA.  Many people outside of the security industry do not fully understand that independent security research by people like Dug Song often find security holes, vulnerabilities and are the driving force toward stronger software and security practices within corporations. They are the watch dogs that ensure independent security testing (often, if not always) without compensation and simply for the challenge and to promote safer, stronger  software.  _______________________________________________   ------------------------ http://www.anti-dmca.org ------------------------  DMCA_discuss mailing list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://lists.microshaft.org/mailman/listinfo/dmca_discuss   
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