On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Hartmut Noack wrote:
So, it wrong but you'd do it anyway as long as what, no one gets hurt?
I suspect you wouldn't spray the guard at the door with anything that
knocked him out for 30 seconds, or you wouldn't hire a very pretty
girl to distract him so he wasn't watching the entry.
Does the penalty matter? If they throw you out then you'd sneak in,
but if they break your hand then you wouldn't?
Penalties aren't really fair to talk about if we're just discussing right/wrong.
>> 4) A friend purchases a DVD of a movie that cost $1M to make but
OK - There are local norms which may change the answers to some extent
around the world. That's cool, although I'd ask what Germany means by
a 'private copy'. Even our U.S. DRM laws allow one copy of digital
material for 'archival purposes' so TTBOMK I'm allowed to copy my DVD
for safe keeping. However I'm not (to the best of my knowledge)
allowed to loan out the copy. Only the original.
So, it's OK for _any_ individual to break _any_ law which _that_
individual deems it 'should be changed'?
How did we 'help the neighbor' in this case? Couldn't your friend have
simply loaned you the DVD, you watch it and give it back when you're
I very much like your picture of 'virtual properties'. That's worth
some extra thought.
>> 6) Some bad guys rob a bank but in fleeing the scene of the crime
I hadn't thought of the parallels with credit cards. Interesting.
Thanks very much for the answers!
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