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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    Personal Opinion:

    Sorry.. I think the later rule is what is wrong...
    4 years for taking the life of someone else, is what isn't correct.
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Heh. Like movies for 99 years!! :nono::nono2:
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Heh. Way too simple and straightforward, methinks!
    :nono2:
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Agreed.

    But the illustration said "killed". Is that what happened, really? Or just some terrible lapses in judgement?
    I didn't follow the case, and I don't even play a lawyer on TV or stage, but was this not manslaughter?
     
  5. Lord Vader

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    Manslaughter and killed = the same thing. Murder is a different story.
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    Manslaughter = woops
     
  7. Drew2k

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    Interesting turn this took, with the question essentially: does the punishment fit the crime?

    Is piracy worse than manslaughter (justifying an extra year of incarceration for piracy)? On the face of it, no.

    Piracy of IP content is a white collar crime that many think is victim-less, but I'm not sure of that, yet I do have a problem with someone only serving 4 years for manslaughter versus 5 years for piracy.

    Then I think about another "white collar crime" involving theft of intellectual property that can result in a life sentence or execution: espionage and stealing/selling state secrets. And I have no problem with a life sentence for a traitor.

    I guess what I would settle on is that all crime and punishment has to be relative, and this is why we have juries and judges and appeals processes in the event that a punishment is too harsh...
     
  8. SayWhat?

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    This is the kind of thing that causes jail/prison overcrowding. Too many people facing or doing time for non-violent offenses.

    This should be a civil matter only, not criminal. Reasonable fines, penalties or restitution, but no jail time.
     
  9. SayWhat?

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    http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-megaupload-search-20120628,0,3879393.story


    http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/28/us-newzealand-dotcom-court-idINBRE85R08720120628


    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...search-warrants-invalid-mansion-raid-illegal/
     
  10. phrelin

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    And that's why we in the "first world" have courts that can overturn the actions of the executive branches of our governments. The system may not always be perfect, but usually it stumbles through to the right decision.
     
  11. SayWhat?

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    Lots more legalese here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/01/16/53993.htm

    Between this and the other case in the news, me t'inks the US Attorneys Office needs some clearing out.
     

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