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Journal samjam's Journal: Its official: File sharing not theft in UK

Passed to me by my good friend Jen, John Kay writes in the Financial Times; Jun 02, 2004:

English law, following common sense, requires that a thief have an intention of permanently depriving an owner of his property. File sharers have no intention of depriving anyone of his property. Nor do their activities meet the further test that the reasonable man would think them dishonest.

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Its official: File sharing not theft in UK

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The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.