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Old 11-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #56
JD Gumby
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Originally Posted by ApK View Post
I'm with you on the DRM thing. I appreciate that IF you break copyright law, then there may be a rationale for also hitting you with a charge of breaking a lock to do it.
It's just the standard right-wing tactic of making as many parts of an illegal activity their own separate offense in order to artificially up the penalties and so that they have better chances of having at least one charge stick. It's extremely common. For example, if you break into a store while wearing a mask to steal something, you're quite likely to get charged with breaking and enter, theft, vandalism, unlawful tresspass, the wearing of a mask during a crime, and obstruction of justice for doing anything to try and hide your tracks...
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