[rfc-i] Signing RFCs

Kurt Zeilenga Kurt.Zeilenga at Isode.com
Wed Jun 29 08:49:30 PDT 2011


On Jun 29, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Russ Housley wrote:
> That said, the is no way to test this theory without signing the documents.

I seriously doubt the digital signature laws will, for documents which are signed, will significantly reduces subpoenas for true copies of documents… as relying on a digital signature implies having an expert to testify to the validity of signature.  It far easier to subpoena a true and accurate copy of a document from its publisher.

Regardless, they will need to hire an expert to testify as to whether two purported copies of the same document are copies of the same document.   The IETF, or any of its associated organizations, should not offer expert testimony.

-- Kurt


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