[LINK] Copyright Infringement as Stealing: Pfft!

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Tue Oct 28 15:46:36 EST 2008


On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 07:09:24AM +1100, Stilgherrian wrote:
> 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  
> committed.

theft is far too soft a word anyway.

it should be "identity carjacking"(*), "copyright terrorism", "patent
rape", and "trademark genocide".

and so it shall be in some future upgrade to consensus reality from
corporate tv.

craig

(*) "hijacking" is also too weak. focus groups have revealed that
"carjacking" is scarier.

-- 
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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