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"Good" Worms and Human Rights John Aycock
 

Summary: "Good" Worms and Human Rights
John Aycock
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
aycock@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Alana Maurushat
Faculty of Law
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
amaurushat@yahoo.com
TR 2006-846-39, October 2006
Abstract
The extent of Internet censorship in countries like China is regularly tested,
but the testing methods used from within a censored country can entail risk for
humans. A benevolent worm can be used for testing instead: the worm's self-
replication, long the bane of suggested benevolent viruses and worms, is shown
to be essential here. We describe the design of this benevolent worm, along with

  

Source: Aycock, John - Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences