Dear Webby, is file sharing illegal? 

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to William K. Bradley, 25, of Kalamazoo, Michigan stole a computer from the Kalamazoo County jail. KALAMAZOO, Mich. Western Michigan University student William K. Bradley has been sentenced for larceny in a building. He stole a computer. From the Kalamazoo County jail. Where he already was serving a sentence in a different case. Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Gary Giguere Jr. sentenced Bradley on Monday, telling the Kalamazoo resident his jailhouse theft was "the dumbest crime I've heard today" and "may be in the top half-dozen in my career." Bradley, who has racked up six felonies and four misdemeanors by the age of 25, agreed with the judge, saying, "I'm not the best criminal." Bradley asked for home arrest, but Giguere instead ordered him back to jail for six months. Western spokeswoman Cheryl Roland tells the Kalamazoo Gazette, that Bradley is a sophomore at the university.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alex Re: Is file sharing illegal? Dear Webby My daughter is on some sort of file sharing deal, where the members put their CDs onto their computer, and let all other members download them. I found out when she said we needed a bigger hard drive and had a look. After deleting 220 GB, we now have plenty of room on that drive. Isn't that kind of file sharing illegal? Alex Dear Alex That depends on the location, however, the record companies can easily bankrupt you with an endless court case and lawyer bills. It also might depend on whether or not a family member of the judge is a starving artist, trying to pay back the loan she or he needed to make the CD. It is normally considered acceptable to download a sample song to help deciding whether or not to buy a CD, but downloading an entire CD is the same as shoplifting it. Making entire CDs available for shoplifting in exchange for similarly stolen goods is also covered by the criminal code. A lawyer can probably explain it all with a lot more detail, and what to expect in your location. It certainly is immoral, and you might be able to explain it to her by asking how she would feel about it, if she was a young and starting artist, and had borrowed $50,000 to create a sellable CD. In addition to that, it is a serious security risk to open your computer to strangers, and invite them in to do some shoplifting. Have FUN! DearWebby
====From Darlene Dear Webby, sorry to bother you with another repeat request. But could you please repeat that Hillbilly Medical Dictionary that you had two or three years ago ? Thanks Darlene Sure, Darlene. here it is: "REDNECK GUIDE TO MEDICAL TERMS " BENIGN--------What you be after you be eight ARTERY--------The study of paintings BACTERIA--------Back door to the cafeteria BARIUM--------What doctors do when patients die CESAREAN SECTION--A neighborhood in Rome CAT-SCAN-------- Searching for kitty CAUTERIZE--------Made eye contact with her COLIC--------A sheep dog COMA--------Punctuation mark D&C--------Where Washington is DILATE--------To live long ENEMA--------Not a friend FESTER--------Quicker than someone else FIBULA--------A small lie GENITAL--------Non-Jewish person G.I. SERIES--------World Series of military baseball HANGNAIL----------What you hang your coat on IMPOTENT--------Distinguished or well-known LABOR PAIN--------Getting hurt at work MEDICAL STAFF--------Doctors' cane MORBID--------A higher offer than I bid NITRATES--------Cheaper than day rates NODE--------I knew it OUTPATIENT--------A person who has fainted PAP SMEAR--------A fatherhood test PELVIS--------Second cousin to Elvis POST OPERATIVE--------A letter carrier RECOVERY ROOM--------Place to do upholstery RECTUM---------Damn near killed him SECRETION--------Hiding something SEIZURE----------Roman emperor TABLET--------A small table TERMINAL ILLNESS--------Getting sick at the airport TUMOR--------More than one URINE--------Opposite of you're out VARICOSE----------Near or close by

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