Re:When is an MP3 file like a lighthouse?

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 13:53:01 MDT

> >Nor does calling downloading of copyrighted material "theft".
> Actually being in possession of illegally copied material is
> defined in the criminal code as theft.

That's completely false. Copyright infringement is defined in
Title 17 USC Chapter 5, as both a civil tort and criminal offense
called "copyright infringement". The word "theft" appears nowhere
in the statute, and existing laws and penalties for larceny do
not apply to any acts specified there.

Not only are you arguing the law instead instead of substance,
you're arguing it incorrectly.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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