Re: Simple crack of Word protected files: RTF

Subject: Re: Simple crack of Word protected files: RTF
From: Peter Harkins <ph-tw -at- malaprop -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 01:45:49 -0800

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 04:55:22PM -0600, Steve Schwarzman wrote:
> We got some Word files from a customer that were password-protected, which
> meant we couldn't search for text in them. Since these are long, legal docs,
> that was a problem if, say, we wanted to search for all references to a
> particular subject scattered around.

It's now illegal in the USA to circumvent a protection method for a
copyrighted text like this, and to own, traffic in or create tools to do so.
You should very carefully examine your situation and the law in question.
More information, including the full text of the law, is available at -- the EFF's website.

This is not legal advice, speak to your lawyer for that.


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