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Over here in the U.S. of A. there is a distinction between civil and criminal law. Speeding and jaywalking and brawling in the street are civil offences, while criminal law is for more serious offenses. So "everybody" gets traffic tickets (except old geezers and fuel-economiizing nut-jobs), but it is a pretty big deal to be involved in a criminal case.

The question is whether these Internet-enabled activities are properly designated as civil or criminal offenses. One suspects that too many of them are put into the latter category...

by asdf on Sat Jun 1st, 2013 at 10:13:44 PM EST
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