[WikiEN-l] Creation of user photographs
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Mon May 22 04:11:06 UTC 2006
Peter Mackay wrote:
>>From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org
>>[mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Delirium
>>Peter Mackay wrote:
>>>It's morally wrong in any sort of degree. Stealing a cent is the same
>>>crime as stealing a million.
>>I would have to say there are precious few ethical systems that make
>Most criminal codes will identify the crime of theft (or larceny) without
>discrimination as to amount:
> Theft is "...the dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another
>with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it".
To define theft as a concept doesn't require any statement as to the
amount or value of the property stolen. Nevertheless, at least in the
United States, most jurisdictions classify theft in different degrees of
seriousness, generally tied to the dollar amount involved. The standard
sentences that accompany these degrees of theft increase along with the
minimum dollar amount, which is effectively an element of the crime.
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