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From: Paulo S. L. M. Barreto (paulo.barretoterra.com.br)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 02:06:47 CST
On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Wei Dai wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 09:12:20AM -0300, sao19677terra.com.br wrote:
> > Sorry for the question, but how could we be sure
> > you are the *same* anonymous that posted the code?
> > And for that matter, how could any court possibly
> > judge authorship in this case? What prevents anybody
> > else from using the same amonymous remailer to claim
> > her ownership too?
> If the original anonymous author had the foresight to timestamp his code
> together with a public key before he posted the code, he can now claim
> authorship by publishing the timestamp and signing messages with that key.
That is, assuming he/she is willing to reveal his/her identity. Hmm, somehow I'm
not quite convinced this proposal works...