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Re: [Full-Disclosure] Hacking into private files, my credit card purchases, personal correspondence or anything that is mine is trespassing and criminal.
From: Barry Fitzgerald (bkfsecsdf.lonestar.org)
Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 09:06:16 CDT
Jesse Valentin wrote:
> My point is that just because something isn’t recognized as incorrect
> by a “legal entity” this doesn’t necessarily indicate that the
> conclusion is sound…
I agree with your point here, but you missed one of the nuances of my
argument. The definition of theft isn't just a legal definition that
occurs at one point in time. It's a *long*-standing legal concept that
is grounded in millennia of philosophical interpretation.
Stealing is unathorized possession, not unathorized use. It's not just a
legal contextual definition, it's a very set in stone and time tested
It doesn't matter what someone's opinion of the misuse of the word is.
The sky is not blood red no matter how many people say that it is.
And those who try to redefine theft with the intention of affecting an
emotional reaction should recieve copious amounts of opposition because
they're trying to affect the legal infrastructure by manipulating the
language and, by extension, changing people's opinions when standard
methods of changing their opinions simply don't work.
In other words: the drive is manipulative and it's being carried out by
people who are malicious to society as a whole. Unfortunately, they've
had great success in this and the average person misuses the terms
without even knowing that they're doing harm.
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