Yet, when the government announced plans to make computer hacking a felony punishable by life in prison, that selfsame large number of the posters here were all up in arms about how that was ridiculous, way too heavy etc. And ofcourse, this was talking about hackers who break into stuff such as the national powergrid, who steal thousands of credit card numbers, break into high security military networks etc. Not stealing some code for a game.
The punishment should be relative to the extent of the crime. Having every single computer hacking case get a life term is just as stupid as giving every violent crime case a life term.
This comment was edited on Oct 4, 16:23.