posted Jun 18, 2005
in Communication Ethics

So now a lawyer is trying to convince a court that a having a cached file on your hard drive doesn't constitute possession. (Slashdot article.)

Good luck with that. The real problem is the "possession" isn't the real issue; it's the distribution and viewing, i.e., the human-experienced message.

I wonder how long it will take us to figure out that the whole idea of possession is fatally flawed in the Internet era?

 

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