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When White House spokesman Scott McClellan recently said “The president believes that the manufacturer of a legal product should not be held liable for the criminal misuse of that product by others”…and…”We look at it from a standpoint of stopping lawsuit abuse,” he was referring to legal protections for companies that manufacture firearms, not any other cases that have been in the news recently.

  • http://www.trulove.cc Christopher TruLove

    …As soon as gun companies are found to be marketing to an audience who is using their products illegally, then there is an issue.

    For example… Desert Eagles with spinner hubcap inspired bling on the loading mechanism… bullets that literaly have peoples names on them… Colt product doing a tie with Miller beer… Colt 45’s and Colt .45’s!

    USvGrok wasn’t a win for anti sharing… unless a developer goes around saying things like “I think I should write software to scew the RIAA” and then they DO… well… stupidity SHOULD be punished anyway… (even if we all agree the rat bastards deserve it)

    Rather than whining it to death we should look at it as an OPPURTUNITY… Use the laws we already have… Namely gun laws, it’s a great parallel… we shalt have the right to write and run software…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3540861 W.B. McNamara

    As soon as gun companies are found to be marketing to an audience who is using their products illegally, then there is an issue.

    Funny you should mention that — the inducement/promotion element of the Grokster decision reminded me of the Navegar lawsuit some years ago.

    Navegar, the manufacturer of the TEC9, ran ads that promoted the weapon’s “fingerprint resistant” coating and large capacity magazine…a fair number of people felt that this constituted marketing to an audience that was using the products illegally. The courts did not agree…