[LINK] Copyright Infringement as Stealing: Pfft!

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Oct 28 07:09:24 EST 2008

On 28/10/2008, at 2:21 AM, Scott Howard wrote:
> So, by definition, "identity theft" doesn't exist either?  I'm sure  
> all of
> those that have had their identity "stolen" will be glad to hear that!

I believe Brendan's point is not that "the bad thing" doesn't happen,  
but that it shouldn't be called "theft.

In the case of what is called "identity theft", I never could  
understand what was wrong with the good old words "impersonation" and  
"impersonation with intent to commit fraud" and "fraud" and so on. You  
know, the actual words which accurately describe the crime being  


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