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Uncle Paul

join:2003-02-04
USA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Off to jail

I consider this a theft and should be dealt with accordingly. At the very minimum the value of the theft should be based on the resource value Comcast had to expend to determine and fix the hack. That should easily place it in the fed area.

FiL
Premium
join:2005-08-16
Silver Spring, MD

Re: Off to jail

lol...

pissed

@mycingular.net
agreed. And the worst part is that it's still not entirely fixed!

halfband
Premium
join:2002-06-01
Huntsville, AL
Theft is probably a bad analogy, more like vandalism.
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pissed

@mycingular.net

Re: Off to jail

I disagree.. My ability to send and receive email has been stolen during this outage. It should be considered theft of services since I have paid for functionality that still has not been restored.
jvanbrecht

join:2007-01-08
Bowie, MD

Re: Off to jail

No, it is vandalism. Just like say.. vandalizing parking meters (and before you say you don't pay for them.. you do, through your taxes), just because you cannot use it, and you may or may not get a parking ticket, does not make it theft, but vandalism.

halfband
Premium
join:2002-06-01
Huntsville, AL
Slash your tires you can not use your car either. Cut your power line, your electrical service is gone. Vandalism often has the consequence of denying the use of something. While there is liability on the part of the vandals for the lost service, it is not classified in the legal system as theft.
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pissed

@fbr.com

Re: Off to jail

ok, fair enough. Thanks for the clarification.
Modsquad

join:2003-01-21
Spring, TX
And I guess I should file a theft suit against comcast for not delivering the product I've been paying for?
ossito16

join:2004-07-31
Whiting, IN
I hope they don't stop with Comcast, this kind of thing should happen more often and to other companies as well. If companies did things that benefit the customer first instead their pockets, we would not need this.