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  • cigarbat cigarbat Jan 6, 2003 10:02 AM Flag

    MSFT a Convicted Corporate Felon

    Corporation cannot commit a felony act, only individuals can do this.

    People commit crimes.

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    • >Corporation cannot commit a felony act

      felon
      n. a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison.
      See also: felony

      felony
      n. 1) a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by confinement to county or local jail and/or a fine. 2) a crime carrying a minimum term of one year or more in state prison, since a year or less can be served in county jail. However, a sentence upon conviction for a felony may sometimes be less than one year at the discretion of the judge and within limits set by statute. Felonies are sometimes referred to as "high crimes" as described in the U.S. Constitution.

      You idiot.

    • Subj: Re: MSFT a Convicted Corporate Felon
      By: cigarbat
      Date: 01/06/03 10:02 am

      Corporation cannot commit a felony act,
      only individuals can do this.

      People commit crimes.
      -------------
      Corporations can and have been convicted in CRIMINAL court. While you cannot "jail" a corporation, you can revoke the charter (shut it down totally!), you can impose substantial fines, and you can jail the officers of the corporation (which has been done).

      Since you are clearly not an attorney, I would suggest you stop typing, otherwise people are going to know you are a fool instead of just thinking it!

    • Funny, tell that to the french judge that CONVICTED microsoft of a felony act (theft of intellectual property - software piracy).

      Oh well, now we know you are a fool!

    • <People commit crimes.>

      I'm not a lawyer, but it's my understanding
      that the law considers a corporation to be a
      person.

 
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