[extropy-chat] the RBL racket
eugen at leitl.org
Mon Sep 11 08:46:26 UTC 2006
On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 08:09:48AM +0100, Russell Wallace wrote:
> Then recommend community service and/or compensation for economic
> damage done.
How do you propose to compensate for 100 million $/year damage a single
large spammer easily causes?
> Do you know what it's like being in prison? Me neither. But I've known
> people who've been in there.
> Rapists and muggers, fine, I won't shed a tear for them. A cruel
> punishment is appropriate for cruel men. But people who typed stuff on
> a computer keyboard? Do you understand what's going to happen if you
If I type stuff on a computer keyboard, and steal 100 k$ from
your bank account, would you propose that I would not go to jail?
> allow your government to imprison people for that?
If I type on my keyboard, and take over most hosts on the Internet,
wipe and alter online information and keep the global network down
for a week, causing hundreds of casualties, do you think your government
should imprison people for that? Or if I type stuff on a keyboard,
and make a nuclear reactor go china, should I be responsible for my
Should white-collar crime (mostly commited by keyboard) go unpunished?
> I stand by my original comment.
Apparently, the majority and the legislation think differently.
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