STRIP FOR FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2006

FANBOYS!! Beyond Geekdom!!!
By Benjamin Loh

INSANE BABBLING OF AN ANGRY MAN

This world is really truly going mad. Now don't get me wrong, I am fully supportive of intellectual property rights. Heck, I even defend it religiously in several debates on the subject. I even rely on it to protect my strips (not that there are a lot of thefts of same anyway) but there are some things that have gone quite wrong with the system when the authorities exercise its discretion as to when / how criminal sanctions are applied towards offenders as opposed to an even handed and equal application of law.

Now, I may be wrong so please correct my understanding of the facts if I am but I understand that a couple of kids were sentenced to jail terms for uploading music online while at the same time, the authorities let a hacker off with a slap on the wrist when he stole Diablo credits from a couple of players. To add insult to injury, the authorities told the victims of the latter incident to (I paraphrase), in essence,"grow up". What's wrong with this picture?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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