Court Rules Downloading Source Code is Not the Same as Stealing Physical Property

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Ghok

Well, duh.

Obviously the language of the law needs to be updated. Seems like this type of thing really should be covered under the Economic Espionage Act. :P Because you really can't convict someone of something that they didn't do...

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The Corrupted One

Now people are going to use this use this to justify pirating.
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CaptainFabulous

No, but it reinforces that equating piracy to theft or stealing is moronic. You can't steal non-physical items.

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LatiosXT

No, this is just clarifying in law that stealing digitized information isn't the same as stealing a physical document. In other words, to close a loophole so that lawyers with insane troll logic don't epxloit.

You could still say both is stealing. Just not that kind of stealing.

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acidic

kind of ironic coming from someone with your name, huh ?

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The Corrupted One

Agreed *slaps 11 year old self making primary username*.

I am opposed to pirating entirely, just to clear things up, I was just saying that people will use any excuse to justify it. I have heard people using this loophole before.

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