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Source: PBS - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Hacks/Cracks There's no agreement on who ultimately should be--or can be--held liable when networked systems go down and damage is done. Should the government step in and regulate? Is it up to individual computer users and companies to stay on top . . . There's no agreement on who ultimately should be--or can be--held liable when networked systems go down and damage is done. Should the government step in and regulate? Is it up to individual computer users and companies to stay on top of technology and take necessary security precautions? Should we blame the software industry for selling insecure products? Here are some opinions on this thorny issue, taken from FRONTLINE's interviews with Robert Giovagnoni, Executive Vice President of iDefense; Richard Power, Editorial Director of Computer Security Institute; Burce Schneier, author of Digital Security in a Networked World; Martha Stansell-Gamm, chief of the U.S. Justice Department's Computer Crime section; and Robert Steele, CEO of Open Source Solutions.

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