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Source: Salon - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks As the long arm of the law reaches Napster and its lookalikes, programmers could be held responsible for what others do with their code. ... Shawn C. Reimerdes awoke on July 26, confident that his own fate had nothing to do . . . As the long arm of the law reaches Napster and its lookalikes, programmers could be held responsible for what others do with their code. ... Shawn C. Reimerdes awoke on July 26, confident that his own fate had nothing to do with Napster's. He had just released Yo!NK, a file-sharing program that could be used to trade copyrighted MP3s, but since the Yo!NK network consists of various servers whose owners voluntarily host the program, Reimerdes figured he was safe.

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