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Re: Shoplifting, concealment, liability presumption

From: RJack
Subject: Re: Shoplifting, concealment, liability presumption
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:07:49 -0000
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Here is a story from Colorado: <>

A person who borrowed a DVD from a public library and never returned
it was arrested on a theft warrant which had been issued by the city.
There was obviously no theft when the DVD was first borrowed, so we
that something can become a crime over time even without specific
action. Similarly, copying and distributing GPL-covered works without
honoring the conditions of the license is copyright infringement, regardless of the circumstances under which the copier first obtained
the work.

(Of course the arrest caused a contretemps and the charges were
subsequently dropped, but that's not relevant.)

"... but that's not relevant". Neither is your analogy.

RJack :)

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