Originally Posted by hooligan
Did you hear how trojans are now none as spyware in order to avoid some kind of law?
The I-SPY Act and the SPY Act are the only legislation I've heard about, and while the news reports saythey target spyware, the legal wording would also cover certain trojans (in terms of transmitting personally identifiable information). The problem with this is if some malware complies with the letter of the law, but not the spirit, anti-spyware companies may be targetted for legal action.
Symantec's doing some proactive maneuvering, by asking courts to legally define hotbar's software as adware: http://www.theregister.com/2005/06/0...otbar_lawsuit/