[LINK] Copyright Infringement as Stealing: Pfft!

Eric Scheid eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Tue Oct 28 10:43:11 EST 2008

On 28/10/08 7:01 AM, "Richard Chirgwin" <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au> wrote:

> "Identity theft" is a meaningless contrivance. "Fraud" provides a more
> accurate description of both the activity and its impact.

not quite. To me, fraud is a crime of one party directly harming one other
party by deception, but 'identity theft' is the same thing *but* also
indirectly harming a third party. When the third party is harmed to a
greater extent than the second then its hard to just think of it as 'fraud'.

A hyperbolic: fraud is like simple theft, identity theft is like armed
robbery where a bystander is harmed.

> [most everything else Richard says]



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