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Getting Geeky: RoundUp, Hash Tags, Gnutella and Posse Comitatus


It really doesn’t get much geekier than the Ninth Circuit’s decision in United States v. Dreyer on September 12, 2014. The case includes discussion of three different open source software applications: RoundUp, SHA-1 Hash Tags and Gnutella. There’s the obscure but critically important doctrine of posse comitatus. And, of course, there’s child porn. It’s the kind of…