[hackerspaces] HACKING IS NOT A CRIME vinyl stickers..

Marc Juul marcjc at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 01:32:19 CET 2011

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Mars brown <itcamefrommars at gmail.com> wrote:
> For fun I'm offering to make up some vinyl cut stickers that say
> kind of like the old SKATEBOARDING IS NOT A CRIME style.

It's very awesome that you're making these stickers :-)

Pardon my ignorance on this issue but I have a few questions. Maybe
I'm the only one, but I never entirely understood these "skateboarding
is not a crime" stickers. Obviously, in many places, skateboarding is
actually a crime. Are they a reference to the fact that people prevent
skateboarding by adding little nubs and physical barriers that prevent
skating even though it is still legal? And isn't it more common that
skateboarding is actually made illegal (through park rules / city
laws) in combination with these barriers? Is the actual message
"skateboarding should not be illegal", and if so, why say it like

Switching to the matter of hacking, isn't the more important message
that hacking is not unethical and should not be prevented by technical
nor legal measures? Yeah I don't have a catchy sticker text for that
message, but i'm not sure that "hacking is not a crime" is a great way
to state it.

Maybe I'm missing something and perhaps someone can enlighten me?


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