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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 02:06 PM
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92. I would talk to another lawyer about the possibility of going after Restronics,
based on the fact that your computer is now full of kiddie porn after its stay with Restronics. That can't be a coincidence. At the same time, I'd be careful, because the porn on your computer is illegal too, so if you report it, it's possible that you'll get charged next!

This is a good reminder that everybody should be careful about leaving their computers where other people can access them. I'm not sure how best to protect oneself from companies like Restronics. Is there a way to get companies like that to certify that the computer is pornography-free at the time you drop it off? Then, if anything shows up later on the computer, it will be the company's fault?

This is a whole new area of the law. If we leave our jacket or our umbrella someplace, we don't have to worry that somebody will download illegal files onto our missing property, for which we are then liable. Computers are unique in this respect.

The only parallel I can think of is the rule about not leaving one's baggage unprotected in an airport, because of the possibility that somebody might put a bomb in it.
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