[CLUG-chat] [OT] Piracy? (was Re: [ELUG] An attempt to bringLinux
to the general Public)
mike.morris at cocosoft.co.za
Fri Mar 5 09:59:32 SAST 2004
Christiaan Erasmus wrote:
> I also think they have the legal right to enter a premises without a search
> warrant and are allowed to "shame" illegal users publicly.
Please tell us under what law they may search without a warrant, since
not even the Scorpions may so act.
Furthermore "public shaming" would constitute libel.
A few years ago BSA and MS representatives phoned me to find out why I
had not yet returned their software survey. I explained that they
should not expect any reply ever, and invited them to hold their breath.
(Didn't work, unfortunately, did it? :) They then threatened legal
action should I fail to participate in their survey.
I replied that they were free to send their lawyers to search my
computers for illegal software, provided those lawyers are accompanied
by SAPS officers carrying a legal search warrant, but that under no
circumstances would I participate in any software survey. (I also
invited these people to send me a survey of the contents of all video
tapes in their homes...)
Still waiting (4 years and counting).
mike morris :: mike.morris (at) cocosoft . co . za
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