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A problem with comparing Intel and a mall


It occurs to me that the comparison of allowing the passing out of printed
materials in a private mall as equivalent to sending email to Intel
employees on Intel equipment is flawed.

A mall has unrestricted access, there is nobody at the door asking you why
you're there. This is not the case at Intel.

The people handing out the flyers weren't using the malls copy machine to
generate them. Sending email to Intel employees on the clock is using
Intel's property without their consent and without just compensation.

One doesn't lose ones freedom of speech when on private property (assuming
it isn't ones own private property) but you do lose the right to stay there
if the rightful owner objects because it damages them in some way. Clearly
theft of services is damage.


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