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Re: [E-CARM] PKI, CAs, TTPs &c.

Carl M. Ellison  wrote:

>An observation by Matt Blaze seems appropriate here:
>digital signatures are bound tightly to the signed document and only
>to the signer
>handwritten signatures are bound tightly to the signer and only loosely to
>the signed document

It seems fare to say that digital signature is more like using a personal
stamp, versus  writting a signature by hand. The stamp may be hard to
reproduce, but nevertheless can be stolen or lended out from its owner.

So, what is the legal binding of personal stamps in the real world? For
example, the stamps that are used by the public notary.