Re: Property

Samael (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 09:27:31 -0000

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From: <> To: <> Date: 14 December 1998 18:29
Subject: Re: Property

>"Samael" <> has a problem with semantics:
>>An object starts off as unowned. Everyone could use it. Then somneone
>>comes along and claims it. Now only they can use it. How is this not
>It can't be theft because the idea of theft presupposes the idea of
>property: specifically, it is the wrongful taking of someone else's
>property. Where there's no property, there can't be theft.

If everyone has access to something, it 'belongs' to all of them, yes? Maybe I'm stretching the word belongs a little bit there, but I presume you can see what I'm trying to say.