Prosecution (by the US government, at the SPA's request) of people such as MIT's David LaMacchia, not for copying software (he is not accused of copying any), but merely for leaving copying facilities unguarded and failing to censor their use.


That which, although not expressed, is understood from the nature of the thing, or from the provision of the law; implied.


A law which derives its authority from the common consent of the people, without any legislative enactment.