Difficult for a farm boy like me
Posted Jun 1, 2005 0:56 UTC (Wed) by wookey
In reply to: Difficult for a farm boy like me
Parent article: Software, reverse engineering and the law
Thank you for that set of explanatory examples. However, not being USian I didn't understand the distinction the last two are trying to elcuidate:
# For $1000, I offer to vote for your shareholder proposal (which I favor anyway). Not extortion.
# For $1000, I offer to vote for your zoning ordinance (which I favor anyway). Extortion.
Could you clarify why one of these is extortion and the other one isn't. I suspect the main problem is that I have no idea what a 'zoning ordnance' is - sounds like something to do with local government?
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