Re: Decentralization and exhastive searches: mutually exclusive?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 21:12:59 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> I wonder about the legality of creating a virus that only targets
> napster. If it is merely doing in action what the courts of the land and
> the police agencies cannot seem to accomplish (much like Eliezer's old
> goal of a virus that eliminates the coca plant), is it vandalism or
> merely vigilantism? If it is non-violent, then its not illegal
> vigilantism, is it?

For the record, I've given that up.

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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