Talk:Tangibility

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Is software tangible? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.176.149.120 (talkcontribs) 15:11, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

At risk of stating the obvious, no. Soft in this context means intangible.
That is why one cannot own or steal software. Although, one can, of course, own or steal the medium on which a copy of the software resides, or hold copyright/patents on the software or fraudulently claim to hold copyright/patents on it. And, if you believe the **AA copyright infringment is theft, but then they aren't known for being experts on the law or common sense.
I don't think software needs specifically to be mentioned in the article though. It might be a good idea to mention the rules on `stealing' electricity (including phone service) and how it is intangible though. Maybe there is an opportunity for something about the physics somewhere. I don't know, but this is currently little more than a WP:DICDEF.
Joe Llywelyn Griffith Blakesley talk contrib 17:49, 16 June 2007 (UTC)