Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Look up theft in the dictionary.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

I looked it up in the law dictionary, which is what counts when discussing legal definitions of crimes. See my other post:

"a criminal taking of the property or services of another without consent."

Again, it does not require actual physical property to be stolen. Taking services without consent is also theft. And it is well established in the U.S.C that copyright infringement is a form of theft.

Next please?

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KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

Did your extensive research of legal references find even ONE case of someone who infringed copyright being charged with *theft*? Let alone being convicted of it?

Did it also reveal some immutable law of nature that rendered it impossible for grandstanding politicians to give a law whatever name they felt like? Just because a politician could name a law "Copying is Theft Law 2005" or "Internet Users Are All Paedophiles Whose Every Instance of Masturbation Kills Kittens Act 2011" doesn't make the words in the title a reality.

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