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RE: US Extradition rights (was Re: Spamhaus Exposed)

  • From: cproctor
  • Date: Thu Mar 18 11:05:02 2004

> Joshua Brady wrote:
> > The "Child" you speak of caused destruction over a network, 
> the same 
> > applied for the 2 hackers here who were sent over without even 
> > questioning the UK. If the US Government is Satan then I 
> suppose I am 
> > going to hell, because I sure as hell support it.
> Do you support the converse, where some little s*** hacks my 
> London network from some random US college ? At the moment, I 
> have no recourse of any kind and the UK authorities have no 
> power, and as a consequence, no interest.
> Peter

I would have to say yes.  Globalization of trade and markets is dependant to
some degree on a commonality of law.  As you say, there's presently no
reason a US firm couldn't destroy the network of a UK firm with whom it
competes to get a competitive advantage.  If spammers are any example, then
there are people out there low enough to take advantage of such a loophole.

It is probably reasonable to expect that every country will maintain its own
speed limits and decency statues.  I do believe that crimes against people
and property should be prosecutable across international borders.
Unfortunately, that is probably a utopian dream.

Chris Proctor 

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