At 02:45 PM 3/3/2009 -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
On Tue, 03 Mar 2009 13:53:50 -0500
"Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:
> I'll repeat: the law is not like a computer program. Courts operate on
> reasonableness standards and such, not on literal interpretation of
> the law. If it is obvious to you and me that a disk has multiple
> encrypted views, then you can't expect that a court will not be able
> to understand this and take appropriate action, like putting you in a
> cage.
Indeed.  Let me point folks at
-- which was in fact written by a real lawyer, a former prosecutor who
is now a law professor.

Thanks Steve. As you know, of course, IAARL. And I know and have worked with Paul. I don't normally do me-too posts, and I don't normally post to this list at all; but I do want to me too this. I've been pointing folks to Paul's piece since the day (a weeks ago) he first published it, it's well worth reading.


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