Intended recipient

Roland Perry lists at
Tue Sep 13 11:02:58 BST 2011

In article <002501cc71f4$2c3547f0$849fd7d0$@net>, James Firth 
<james2 at> writes
>> Would the activity of these researchers (or malicious counterparts) be
>> an interception in the UK; and as they've modified the public DNS to do
>> this, is it an interception on a public network and therefore criminal?
>"Modified the public DNS", in that they lawfully purchased internet
>They may have violated trademarks, or indeed be guilty of fraud
>(?impersonation?), but don't see how this can be interception.

It's difficult, isn't it! Their stated aim was to intercept (small i) 
emails, of course.

And attaching croc clips to wires on a telegraph pole probably isn't 
illegal *as such* - it's a form of interference with property or perhaps 
trespass, but I'm not familiar with what criminal law it immediately 
infringes, before you start listening to the conversations.

Roland Perry

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