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Re: [deepLinking-25] What to say in defense of principle that dee p linking is not an illegal act?

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 13:28:27 -0800
Message-ID: <3D406D7B.7030106@textuality.com>
To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
Cc: "'Lucas Gonze'" <lgonze@panix.com>, "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> If a person breaks into your house and steals your jewelry, 
> is it theft when they entered through an unlocked door?

The analogy is more like someone has a pile of logs in a front yard with 
no fence and a sign pointing at them saying "Logs here" and nobody 
hanging around.  It's probably not theft if you walk away with one.  If 
the lawn has a yard and a gate and the gate's closed and you break 
through it, it is.

> There is nothing wrong with that.

Indeed. -Tim
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