Wireless regulatory compliance - "too easy to modify"
Posted Jun 8, 2007 16:37 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Wireless regulatory compliance
Parent article: Wireless regulatory compliance
You missed his point. The FCC does define it. I don't know the definition, but I'm sure it exists in copious written words, and there are copious examples of devices that do and do not meet the definition. It's real, which means prohibiting open source software radios can be too.
Law is positively full of things that cannot be crisply defined and yet are defined.
In the US, when you borrow something and it gets damaged because you failed to use "great care" in handling it, you have to pay for the damage. Can you define "great care"? The law does -- in hundreds of thousands of words, which form a definition that is actually clear enough that in the vast majority of cases, a borrower and lender don't even need a judge to determine whether a borrower used great care or not.
If there can be a useful definition of something so nebulous as great care, I'm sure there can be a useful definition of "too easy to modify."
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