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Re: Netscape gives in to key escrow

On Thu, 30 Nov 1995, Adam Shostack wrote:

> 	One thing that stockholders do care about is liability.  Its
> my (non lawyerly) opinion that anyone implementing GAK without a
> government mandate to do so is opening themselves up to huge liability
> the Clipper database of keys gets out.

Well that would depend on the terms of the agreement to hold the escrowed 
keys, wouldn't it?   And presumably the GAK keyholder will have lawyers 
write the agreement so that it says, in essence, "we will try really 
really hard not to let the keys out, but if they get out, our only 
liability if to say 'Ooops' followed by a heartfelt apology!"


> Adam
> -- 
> "It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."
> 					               -Hume

Not a lawyer on the Net, although I play one in real life.
Flame away! I get treated worse in person every day!!