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bfv  ·  1371 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Save Firefox!

I don't think so, the lawyers say you can't usually subvert the spirit of the law with the letter, and because they're lawyers and it's the most inconvenient thing it's probably true.

b_b  ·  1371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Depends on the context. I recently read about a rapist who was let off in Oklahoma or Kansas, somewhere in that region, because their law didn't specifically bar having sex with someone who was unconscious due to intoxication. Letter beat the spirit to hell in that case.

bfv  ·  1371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Granted, but copyright infringement doesn't get nearly as much slack as rape.

That might be the most depressing sentence I've ever written.