[cc-community] NC/ND

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Dec 14 18:39:23 EST 2011


On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> I don't think we should engage in theft in order to benefit the commons.
>>
>> Copyright infringement is not theft.
>
> As far as I can tell, Aaron Swartz is not alleged to have committed
> copyright infringement.

What he is alleged to have done is to have broken into a wiring closet
and used people's computers and network equipment without their
permission.

Where I live, using someone else's property without permission is
called theft.  (In some cases there is a separate charge of
"unauthorized borrowing", but not where I live.)


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