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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    The same time one would be facing for a murder charge, I believe, which is utterly ridiculous. Quite frankly, I hope the government does whatever possibly, including challenging the current extradition treaty between the UK and the US, to keep MacKinnon in our hands, where he'll receive a fair sentence. You know, one not commiserate with the time period one would receive for killing another huamn being in cold blood, for hacking into a computer system.
    And yet again, boo hoo. Maybe next time someone will reconsider hacking into a government computer.

    Maybe instead of hacking into a computer, he should have been more focused on being a more model citizen. If you do the crime, you do the time. Period.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    If you do the crime, you do the time. Period.
    And he should do the time. In Britain. Where our laws were broken.


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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    And he should do the time. In Britain. Where our laws were broken.
    He broke U.S. laws.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Hacking is a potentially dangerous activity. Not in the sense of ending lives, but the information that can be gleaned from government computer systems is almost always valuable enough to wreck some politician's life. I can understand how the U.S. would be anxious to keep him on American soil.

    Selling information is still a very viable route to power in this world.
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    He broke U.S. laws.
    He broke UK law as well.


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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    He broke UK law as well.
    Well once he gets done serving his time in a U.S. prison, then he'll go home and you guys can punish him for the laws he broke in the U.K.

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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well once he gets done serving his time in a U.S. prison, then he'll go home and you guys can punish him for the laws he broke in the U.K.
    He is British not American. He broke British law, he should be sentenced under British law.


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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Did he cause harm to anybody?
    So people should only be punished for crimes that cause harm?

    Drinking and driving doesn't cause harm. Trespassing doesn't cause harm. Possessing chemical weapons doesn't cause harm.

    If you want to argue about what should or shouldn't be legal that is fine, but the man broke well established laws and caused documented and calculable harm.
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Yeah right. Once the U.S. has him in its jails, do you seriously think they'll give him back if he's found guilty? Once he's on U.S. soil he's never leaving.
    I'm curious as to why you think this based on past UK/US relations?
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    Re: Government to fight UK hacker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    He is British not American. He broke British law, he should be sentenced under British law.
    What about the American laws he broke. Will you try him for those too?

    Will you set up a court of "Britians who break American laws"?
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