Subject: Re: non-military use license
From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 15:17:53 -0500

Lawrence Rosen scripsit:

> The software license need not say that it can be appropriate, in a
> self-defense situation, to hit a mugger in the head with the jewel case. 
> 
> Of course, that's more difficult when the software is downloaded in softcopy
> form and the justification is "I killed this guy with my software in
> self-defense."

Sure.  "I shot him with my computer-controlled laser using software
I downloaded from GunsRUs.com."

> Sometimes hypotheticals get so outrageous that they become fun again.

Yup.

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