Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jun 2011 19:52 UTC
Internet & Networking Since it's weekend, let's start with some good news we can all be happy about. The United Nations has declared internet access a human right, and has called upon all nations to not instate any laws that have the power to cut people off the internet, with France and the UK being singled out because they passed three strikes laws.
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revenge, punishment, the law, ethics
by frajo on Mon 6th Jun 2011 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: France law"
frajo
Member since:
2007-06-29

Keeping a criminal unpunished puts the life of people in danger, maybe that's not worth the liberty of the criminal.


We should acknowledge the differences between revenge, punishment, and corrective measures.
While corrective measures are a social necessity, punishment can be and often is counterproductive.

Furthermore, the definition of "criminality" is depending on the actual societal environment. (Think of the Nazi German race laws .) Thus, law alone is no replacement for ethical decisions.
In certain circumstances you have to act illegally if you want to stay humane. The responsibility is yours. It's your chosen path.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

"Furthermore, the definition of 'criminality' is depending on the actual societal environment. (Think of the Nazi German race laws .) Thus, law alone is no replacement for ethical decisions."


Being lawful does not imply being ethical or visa versa.

Ah philosophy.

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