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Posted: 2/19/2006 8:26:47 PM EDT
Make it whatever you want. Something you worked on for a long time, a car, an invention, a book, whatever.

Someone steals it from you and denies you the fruits of your labor. What should their punishment be?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:27:33 PM EDT
To steal the fruits of my labor warrants transformation to a vegetable.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:30:51 PM EDT
so it seems we have a new problem in the world?

I think the punishments have been reviewed enough in the past 2 or 3 centuries to be close to acceptable norms.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:32:13 PM EDT
Ummm a tore up car this season.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:35:54 PM EDT
A sentence comensorate with the crime. You steal my car, you lose your liberties for 5 years. You steal my wallet, you pay me 10 times what was in it - OR - $5000, whichever is higher.

Then again, you up the ante, you'll have frivolous and vindictive charges filed with more frequency. You'll then have a hard time getting cops to take you seriously.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:36:29 PM EDT
I plee the Fifth. I can't say what I voted for.

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Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:38:23 PM EDT
Restitution & punishment
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:57:16 PM EDT
There were no reasonable selections so I didn't make one. We already have a criminal code to deal with petty theft, larceny, and patent/intellectual property rights infringement.

Where's the selection for having your hands cut off?

sheesh....
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:05:11 PM EDT
Four times the value of the loss or more using the juries best judgement, if it can not pay, involuntary servitude.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:15:39 PM EDT
The Bible is pretty clear on what it should be...pretty damn fair too!

Go read leviticus!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:18:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 9:18:22 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
cut off their wee wee
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:23:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STRATIOTES:
Four times the value of the loss or more using the juries best judgement, if it can not pay, involuntary servitude.



Agreed.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:25:17 PM EDT
Promotion to management.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:25:39 PM EDT
1 year in jail and fined triple the worth of the product.

Seriously, you wouldn't shoot some punk just cause he thought he could be "gangsta" by stealing your tv?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:27:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Promotion to management.



+1
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:34:04 PM EDT
I see this thread being used later on for arguements (and even refutement) in future File Sharing threads, double standards and such. As much as I hate double standards, File Sharing is the only case where I make exceptions to my normal thoughts on theft.


I have not voted on this thread.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:36:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MoparMike:
I see this thread being used later on for arguements (and even refutement) in future File Sharing threads, double standards and such. As much as I hate double standards, File Sharing is the only case where I make exceptions to my normal thoughts on theft.


I have not voted on this thread.




Agreed.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:41:44 PM EDT
When referencing women, ie: you do a ton of work on a girl and your buddy then sleeps with her, that's called a "ninja loot".

The punishment must be swift and severe.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:56:22 PM EDT
This happens all the time, its called taxation.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:09:52 PM EDT
I'll just keep recording music off the radio before I pay that much money for a cd full of crap.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:32:14 PM EDT
I like pie...
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:34:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MoparMike:
I see this thread being used later on for arguements (and even refutement) in future File Sharing threads, double standards and such. As much as I hate double standards, File Sharing is the only case where I make exceptions to my normal thoughts on theft.


I have not voted on this thread.



Yep, It's a Trap
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:49:23 PM EDT
I need more information. What is stealing, what are the fruits of labor? If I hire you to breakdance for five minutes, and then sell videotape of that performance fifty thousand times but only pay you once for your performance... is that stealing? What are the fruits of labor? Is that the profit earned from your labor, or is that the time you spent hourly on that job? What if I fix your leg in the ER and you can then go out and earn your living for the next 60 years, do I deserve a part of that?
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