Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Home depot and the rest
From: "Mxsmanic" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:17:32 +0200
References: <000f01c0fa95$c2bcd440$> <001101c0fa99$9d7c8e60$953d18d1@PACBELL.NET>

Tom Schofield writes:

> I once spoke to a police officer who told me of
> a case in which an individual went into a local
> hobby store and took pictures of the store, which
> he, a model train collector, submitted with an
> application to become a retailer of a popular
> brand of model trains.  The police were going to
> prosecute him for fraud, as his objective was
> to buy model trains for his own collection at
> wholesale.

All well and good, but how was the owner of the hobby store harmed by this?  And
why couldn't the individual have done exactly the same thing with pictures taken
from the exterior?

In reply to: Message from "Andy Sparaco" <> ([Leica] Home depot and the rest)
Message from "Tom Schofield" <> (Re: [Leica] Home depot and the rest)