legal until told otherwise?
> Judge Xavier Rodriguez said that it was crucial that the KaZaA software had not told Harper that there was anything illegal about her actions
I can see a whole new line of defence here.
"The gun didn't tell me it was illegal to shoot people"
"The money didn't tell me it was illegal to buy drugs"
"The beer didn't tell me it was illegal to drink underage"
"The car didn't tell me it was illegal to drive that fast"
I have a sneaking suspicion that what we have here is a very smart (or lucky) lawyer and a particularly clueless judge. I'd be surprised if any teen, from any background had NOT been told ad-nauseam about the "evils" of file sharing. Maybe the judge should consider this defence himself:
"The defendant didn't tell me if she was lying"