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Re: Free software, free speech, human dignity

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Free software, free speech, human dignity
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 22:59:48 +0200
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John Hasler <> writes:

> I wrote:
>> In the US inability to pay a debt can never result in imprisonment.  I
>> doubt that it can in Germany.
> David Kastrup writes:
>> You have to declare personal bankruptcy which requires giving all your
>> personal financial details to the respective court and swearing that you
>> have nothing else.  It's not actually fun, I guess.
> But not prison.

I think if you _don't_ declare personal bankruptcy, prison is actually
an option of the courts (if the readily accessible belongings can't
cover your debts).  You can't just ignore debts.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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