Re: Legal issues

Subject: Re: Legal issues
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 00:20:02 -0700

At 9:32 PM -0700 6/7/2000, Michele Davis wrote:
>OK, so hypothetically say I worked at a company who ONLY let their help
>desk people install sw on the contractors machines. As a contractor, if
>I installed RoboHELP would I be committing a crime?

Not under any computer-intrusion statute I'm aware of, no, although I don't
know them all and I suppose it's possible in some jurisdiction or other.

Did you have a point?

>Most companies I've worked for, they are pretty laid-back, "there's the server
>room." and nobody gets uptight if "others" are in the server room, or the
>room, now maybe mucking with the multi-million dollar IRIX machine or

Most companies wouldn't get upset if someone walked into the server room.
Walking into the server room and adding an account for yourself with admin
privileges is a bit different from just being in the room, though.

jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com

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