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Comment: Re:Same old same old. (Score 4, Insightful) 172

by MourningBlade (#16995800) Attached to: The Turf Wars Between Phone and Cable

And this is all about getting rid of the oversight - let the market regulate itself my ass.

Let's say you wait too long to get to the gas station and you run out. So you walk up to the first car you see where the owner isn't around and siphon out a gallon of gas. There's no regulation saying you can't do that.

...of course, it's theft. So it's illegal.

"Let the market regulate itself" is an advisement against creating additional rules over and above the law that applies to everyone - I'm not really sure why people keep mistaking this for advocating exemption from the rule of law. In this case there is no market to regulate - you have two co-owners of access points who are destroying one another's systems. We don't need additional regulations - we need to ensure that the current law is applied to this situation.

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