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Date:      Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:23:20 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <>
Subject:   Re: Tools to find "unlegal" files ( videos , music etc )
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On 7/19/11 12:08 PM, C. P. Ghost wrote:
> To check the magic numbers, you don't need a hash. Just check the
> magic numbers (where legally allowable). However, a magic number would
> merely say: this is an MP3, this is a MPEG file etc...: it is just a
> hint (and a very weak one at that) as to the types of files. You as
> staff will STILL have to manually look at the file: the MP3 could
> contain random noise, the MPEG could contain a private video or video
> letter etc.

Regarding this statement about the mpeg file potentially being a private
video, if the file is clearly named/labeled as private, then under
french law he may not open it.

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