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32BitsOnline: Obviously we're all Criminals, are you?

May 28, 2000, 22:10 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Berger)

"...Unfortunately, we will have to tell our daughter the sad truth one day. Her parents are criminals. Yes, that's right, my wife and I are criminals. Do we have a police record? No. Have we ever murdered anyone? No. Have we ever assaulted anyone (besides each other [grin])? No."

"We're criminals because we have three very damning items in our possession: a legally-bought and registered personal firearm, a CD-RW drive, and Napster. Mon dieu! I can hear the police sirens already!"

"...To those who are totally lost by now, the point is that neither Adaptec nor Napster are responsible for the actions of their users. Particularly since both companies have loads of disclaimers in their software and documentation. In this same light, use of either product does not automatically make the user a low-life criminal."

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