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Aug
15
comment Does a company have implied right to crawl my website?
@RolazaroAzeveires: Automated processes are okay not because allowing human visitors implies it, but because, barring attacks, they ask nicely: "can I have these files?" and you've configured your webserver to respond: "Of course! Here you go. Need anything else?" That's not crawling without your permission, that's crawling with your permission.
Jun
22
comment Illegal activities prevention system (child pornography, animal cruelty, …)
This is not a US peculiarity. The EU Electronic Commerce Directive has similar provisions. It shields providers from all kinds of liability, not just copyright infringement claims. A provider may legitimately argue: I don't know what my users upload and it's not my job to check. Providers are still required to act upon knowledge of wrongdoing, e.g. when notified by a third party. They're in the clear as long as they remove questionable content in the review process, but due to the risk of getting it wrong, being able to maintain ignorance is safer.
Jun
21
comment Illegal activities prevention system (child pornography, animal cruelty, …)
I will add the advice that is often so liberally given: contact a lawyer. Immediately. Before contacting the authorities.
Jan
17
comment People think a “hidden” save file dialog box means the computer is frozen
A wiki page with troubleshooting steps? Isn't that where they store the Coca Cola recipe to be sure no one will ever find it?
Oct
20
comment Installing and maintaining an email server
Fortunately, I've never had to deal with being on a blacklist, which I imagine to be a pain indeed. Besides that, my experience is quite different. I've found setting up and maintaining a mail server to be among the easiest and least time consuming jobs I've had.
Feb
26
answered Windows batch find folder if statement
Nov
24
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