Matthew Broderick defense

I won’t argue that breaking into someone’s e-mail isn’t wrong. I do think that anyone who saw War Games in the theater is a hypocrite if they don’t cut the teen who (allegedly) did this some slack. Matthew Broderick’s character was cool and every kid with a computer wanted to see if they could do any of the things that they saw in that movie. At the end of the movie, he didn’t get arrested. He was a hero. Hackers may have been conceded that computer hacks aren’t all harmless, but it still made it look like fun to try. The teens in hackers got arrested and I’m sure they were in trouble even after they saved the oceans. They just weren’t Mathew Broderick. Ferris Bueller was a timeless hero. “The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.” Ferris didn’t just hack the school computers. He broke laws all over the city of Chicago. If anyone else did the things that Ferris did, they AND their parents would be arrested and the blogosphere (yes, I used that word) would crucify them. Matthew Broderick gets away with it. The Matthew Broderick defense should be in legal books as a viable defense for teenage foolishness.

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