Vendor, User or Hacker, whose liability is it any way?
news alert (excerpt)
London, UK - 23 September 2003, 12:00 GMT - Following the launch of
mi2g's open ended survey "The
question of software liability," a diverse set of opinions are being
expressed by individuals, corporations and government departments. Preliminary
feedback in regard to malware and hacking liability has centred around the
following core issues:
1. Who is ultimately responsible for the damage caused? 2. What are the counter-measures that can be deployed realistically? 3. What are the social ramifications regarding public perception of
victims and perpetrators? 4. What are the consequences for "Open Source" initiatives?