On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 12:11:01PM -0700, Steve Atkins wrote: > >If someone just went and did "select * from pg_proc" they could > >claim they > >weren't violating their EULA or any protection you had put in > >place. If they > >went through the trouble having to de-obfuscate it then you would > >have a > >strong DMCA claim in the US. > > If doing so would violate their contract with you then it'll violate > their contract (and make them liable for large amounts of liquidated > damages) whether they violate the DMCA or not.
And what if someone just happens to run \df+ because he doesn't know any better? > If the code in question isn't important enough to your business that > you have a signed contract with those using it, then it's not really > that important. Yes, but I'm betting (IANAL) that if you make your trade secrets "easily accessible" that suddenly your standing in a court of law just got a lot weaker. This is a debate I've dealt with in the past, working for a company that does wide-area distributed computing. People don't want their data spread all over creation in clear-text, even though it's entirely possible for someone to connect to a running client with a debugger and get a memory dump. As I said before, I don't care what security you come up with, *it can be broken*. The point of security measures isn't to make it impossible to break the security, it's to make it more difficult than it's worth. -- Decibel!, aka Jim Nasby [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell)
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