On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Aarjav Trivedi wrote:
give some ideas on how various nations can come up
tangible as far as tackling cybercrime on an international level is
There have been threads on this on /., so you could look there, but to
make a really short point, I'd say that censorship won't help. Making
it illegal to do something doesn't stop people from doing it.
Don't push for tighter control laws (like the DMCA, SSSCA, UCITA, and
others), which restrict legitimate users, but do nothing to stop people
who would break the law anyway. Instead, push for better education of
sysadmins. Push for openness. Push for accountability.
If a developer is held accountable for security holes in his system,
and is required to inform all users of that system about these holes
when they become known, then that would help in admins being forewarned
about security lapses in their systems, and protect against unforseen
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