Australia Endorses Reverse Engineering, Emulators.
Don't be too hasty to unpick Windows NT, however. The legislation specifies that reverse engineering without the copyright owner's permission is only allowed where information on the program's interfaces or ensuring system security is not readily available. What's more, if you use or communicate information thus gleaned for any purpose other than the fix Y2K or security holes, the severe penalties for copyright piracy will continue to apply. That's $60,500 and/or five years in prison for each offense by an individual, and $302,500 for each offense by a corporation. Never let it be said that the Australian government wants to encourage programmers' curiosity.
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|Date:||Aug 16, 1999|
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