We all remember the fuss a few months ago, when they busted that forgers ring in Ashkelon who were printing computer generated mezuzos. It was all over the news and online, including this website.
But apparently the forgers had all charges dropped because they were able to prove to authorities that what they were doing was not against halacha and they had rabbinical approval for what they were doing.
And what were they doing?
They were using computers to generate mezuzos and print them out on parchment. Except the computer left part of the letter out. For example, they would print a lamed with the chof part and the top of the rosh of the vov but leave the regel of the vov out. So every letter was 80% done, except a vital aiver of the letter was missed out. This was then later filled in by the sofer, lishmah and kesidran. Since lishmah is enough for part of the letter, particularly the last part that makes it kosher, they got around the lishmah issue. Since the kesidran is only necessary for the tzuras haos to be created kesidran, even if parts are from before, that, too, was a non issue for them.
So they beat the system and were able to officially write kosher Stam in 20% of the time. These guys were Charedim and claim the only thing they did wrong was dishonestly - selling them to sochrim without explaining their "shortcut". To them, they feel the same as any socher who sells stuff written by questionably frum sofrim and sell it off as 100% kosher - something statistics say is the case with up to 50% of Stam available through sochrim.
However in my humble opinion, I feel that the basic flaw of producing Stam in such a manner is that it is not produced derech ksivah. 'Uchsavtem" means writing properly, not randomly filling in parts of letters.
Any other opinions on this matter are welcome. If I have gotten any of the above facts wrong, please advise.