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FortKnox's Journal: Go on a crime spree (Submission) 14

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I just submitted this: Loophole in US Law allows for Crime Spree in Idaho

According to a law professor, there is an area in the Idaho portion of Yellowstone park where you could legally commit any crime and get away with it! Due to wierd districts in Yellowstone over state lines along with a district with zero population, you can pretty much get away with anything.
With a satellite connection, you can d/l mp3s completely legitly! ;-)
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Go on a crime spree (Submission)

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  • by NeeNee3 (601111) *
    Hey TL, if you are reading this, wanna go camping? ;-)
  • Sounds like a job for robi2106 [slashdot.org]. He's in Idaho, however I'm not sure how close he is to this area.
  • Can't you DL anything legally as it is? Isn't the illegal part in distributing them (mp3's, iso's) or falsely accepting a license agreement when you don't own the software? This of course excludes child porn, etc where possession is illegal.

    • Downloading copyrighted content is most definitely illegal. This includes software, music, videos and anything else that you don't have the right to copy. It's a myth that only the distributer is breakign the law.

    • by kesuki (321456)
      I think your confusion comes from the fact that you haven't commited a _crime_ until you've transfered ~$1,000 worth of infringing content. you've broken the law, but it carries no criminal charges until the dollar value is within the minimum. Seriously, cops have better things to do that break into so and so and so house on the 'report' that they're sharing mp3s on the internet ;) The RIAA on the other hand has nothing better to do with thier time* than hunt down all the grandma's sharing an mp3 because
  • With a satellite connection, you can d/l mp3s completely legitly!

    The only problem being is that now I can sneak up on you and kill you and take your computer and satellite dish, all with impunity.

  • With a satellite connection, you can d/l mp3s completely legitly! ;-)
    ;)shhhhh. if Fuhrer cheney hears this he will make your copyright infringment laws fedral crimes and clear up the little loophole. so expect armed FBI agents soon
    • ;)shhhhh. if Fuhrer cheney hears this he will make your copyright infringment laws fedral crimes and clear up the little loophole. so expect armed FBI agents soon

      Nope, that wouldn't fix it - whatever the crime, the 6th Amendment entitles you to a trial "by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law" - and in this particular place, nobody meets those criteria, making any such jury impossible. What wou

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