> >Jason Joel Thompson wrote:
> > > By your argument, it should be legal to counterfeit money.
> Nice rhetoric, but its not *quite* the same thing. The main reason its
> illegal to counterfeit money is that the only purpose of counterfeit money
> is to use it to dupe people into giving you things and services of value
> something which has no value. In other words, its raison d'etre is to
> facilitate the commission of fraud.
Okay, well this is a -new- argument. The first argument was that we could
steal music because we weren't physically taking it from someone-- an
argument by which counterfeiting should also be allowed.
The -above- argument says that we shouldn't counterfeit money because it's
fraud. It doesn't say -why- we shouldn't commit fraud, but I'm guessing its
because you believe that getting (your words:) "services of value for
something which has no value" is wrong.
I appreciate you making my argument for me.
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