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Originally posted by thematrix
Imho, he doesn't deserve the jailtime he will probably recieve and he should even be commended for showing the world how badly these goverment computer systems are maintained and secured.
The people responsible for leaving these systems wide open are the ones that should be on trial for treason, sabotage (voluntarely or accidental doesn't matter in this case) and for being a threat to US national security.
[edit on 7/7/06 by thematrix]
Originally posted by Telos
Originally posted by EvilBat
I'll put a Free Gary right next to my Free Kevin
Mitnick is still in jail? I thought he was freed in 2005...
[edit on 8-7-2006 by Telos]
Originally posted by apc
If we can go after hackers who have never even been in the US, who else can we go after? If someone in China commits a liable act, defamation of character for the President for instance, can this Chinese be extradited to the US to stand in civil court? NO. This is fundamentally no different.
Originally posted by DYepes
A more proper metaphor would be that this man came and stabbed your tire. Then you sue the company for not making a tire strong enough to withstand a knife attack? The person who stabbed the tire committed a crime, in that case vandalism. This man trespassed into digital property belonging to a soveriegn nations defense agency, he then proceeed to access information which for all we know could also have included names and ocations for a number of our workers,
Again what do you say aobut me kicking in your door and stealing from you? Are you going to attack the developer of the lock and chain because it did not stand up to my foot power? Obviously since I committed the crime, you are going to want to come after me. There we have it its that simple.
Originally posted by rich23
As for those people spouting the tired cliche "if you can't do the time"... I'm sure they're always happy under authoritarian regimes like the US. Personally I prefer the kind of freedom we have in Europe.
Originally posted by TheBorg
The law's the law.
Welcome to the 21st Century. Old modes of thinking cannot apply in the face of new methods of technology. The magic of the internet makes us re-examine yesterday's laws. If you harm a nation or a state, it matters not where you happened to be sitting when you did it. And it should not matter. The location of the victim should determine the location of the jurisdiction.