Talk:1694: Phishing License

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Perhaps it should also mention that the need for a license is analog to the need for one when you actually go fishing. 162.158.234.221 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

While exiting the fake/scam jail, Cueball could have also been amazed that he could pay his bail with *Apple gift cards*. 108.162.229.74 16:13, 15 June 2016 (UTC)Daniel H

Do I sense a reference to Monty Python's Fish licence sketch here as well? 141.101.98.8 21:57, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

"Clearly, there is no reason why a license would be available for a clear crime like fraud" I think the tax stamps for illegal drugs come very close to being a license for a clear crime.--108.162.218.59 05:08, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

I agree, there needs to be further clarification of that statement in the explanation, many times criminal activity becomes legal if the government can find a way to tax it Spongebob (talk) 15:10, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

On the other hand, you used to be able to get a pirating license. The ship attacking one, not the copyright infringement. But then again...--Henke37 (talk) 07:31, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Wasn't that specifically called "privateering?" Or was that something else? CJB42 (talk) 18:23, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes, but changing the name is just a marketing rebranding exercise and it does not change the actual product. Spongebob (talk) 15:08, 17 June 2016 (UTC)


The idea of a Phishing License is not as stupid as it sounds, many previously illegal activities has been made legal through some framework, like for example Loan Sharks used to be illegal, but somehow Payday Loans are now a legit businesses. Spongebob (talk) 15:04, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Things that became legal after they could be taxed
  • Gambling (most states)
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