Thursday, September 09, 2010

Microsoft legal punch may change botnet battles forever | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

Interesting times

What's unusual about the case is that Microsoft is relying on a procedure known as "ex parte," which allows a court to make decisions without the purported owners of the domains to be present. Ordinarily, a judge couldn't give away property, such as domain ownership, without providing the registered domain owner the right to challenge the request in court.

However, because the registrants of the Waledac domains were not motivated by notices provided online and in print publications to come forward and because Microsoft was able to convince the court that it was in the public interest to shut down the domains, the court is taking its side on the issue, Boscovich said.

Microsoft legal punch may change botnet battles forever | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

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