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Re: legal question about certs

On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, Nick Szabo wrote:

-> Ed Gerck:
-> > That's exactly my point. You are not liable if you don't sign.
-> Such a stark binary conclusion is unwarranted.  Evidence can have 
-> greater or lesser weight, and must be judged in context.  If the 
-> issuer is highly reputable, and signed a certificate containing your 
-> name and a key, that might be weighted quite highly as evidence.

I have always affirmed the negative, as above: "you are not liable if you
don't sign". It is not axiomatic so rewrite it as you have, in the

Obviously, if you don't sign you are "transparent" ;-)

Pls, ponder.


Ed Gerck

Dr.rer.nat. E. Gerck                        egerck@laser.cps.softex.br
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