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Date: Wed, 01 May 1996 15:35:55 -0700 From: Peter Williams <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: VeriSign, Inc To: email@example.com Subject: copyright on page http://www.digicrime.com/id.html You have an image probably of a verisign certificate, displayed by Netscape Navigator. There is also a text display of information from a certificate, obtained probably from a Verisign service. I would like to indicate to you that the information contains a copyright notice which restricts the repurposing of the information. I would encourge you to ensure that the purpose(s) for which you are using the certificate, by publishing its content, is/are covered by the subcribers issuing agreement, and/or the copyright notice. This memo is a bit of fun. I would encourage you to place its contents before the readers of the page, so they may debate or otherwise consider the legal and any consequential social issues presented.
YOU AGREE TO USE THE DIGITAL ID AND ANY RELATED ISSUING AUTHORITY SERVICES ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES AUTHORIZED BY THE ISSUING AUTHORITY IN THE CPS. ANY OTHER USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ISSUING AUTHORITY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED AND EXPRESS WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND REFUSES ALL LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES. SEE THE CPS FOR IMPORTANT DETAILS.To quote from the Certification Practice Statement (CPS) of May 2, 1996:
The Digital IDs issued during this beta period are for strictly for evaluation use. VeriSign's Certification Practices Statement does not apply to these Digital IDs.