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The Register: MS claims copyright on Windows bugs; seeks to block BugTraq

Dec 08, 2000, 20:44 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Microsoft is claiming copyright over its security notices and insisting that mailing lists can no longer publish the Beast of Redmond's dire security warnings."

"The lawyers at Microsoft have objected to the publication of its security notices by SecurityFocus.com, which runs the popular BugTraq security mailing list."

"Elias Levy, of SecurityFocus.com, told readers of the site: "As the copyright holders of the work they have told me in no uncertain terms that I do not have their permission to redistribute a text version of their web page bulletins via the mailing list or the securityfocus.com web site, and that doing so would be considered an act of copyright violation."

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