Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Why did we do away with Cruel and Unusual punishment? Very few criminals seem to care about prison. And they almost always come out worse than when they went in. The problem is that either we put them away for life, or make them "promise" to never use a computer again.
If we can prove that they created/deliberately distributed a virus, I'd like them removed from society permanently. Why? All other crimes are based on the number of "counts" - 4 murders is 4 counts of murder 1 for example. If you do 50,000 counts of virus attacks - 1 for each computer you infect, for each persons life that you disrupt, you should either die, or spend the rest of your life paying for it.
I know a lot of people don't believe in the death penalty - but I just have no desire to allow these people to walk around, nor do I want to pay for them to be in jail. And as far as fines - seize all money from the author/distributor. The company benefitting from the virus might not deserve all assets seized, but that should be examined on a case by case basis
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