- Ada, Oklahoma

August 28, 2013

Letter to the Editor

Ada —

To the Editor:

There seems to be a new trend among thieves recently. There have been some containers for charitable contributions stolen from several businesses here in Ada. I just wonder if they are aware those containers contain “intellectual property” and fall under the federal copyright laws.

The current penalties for this federal offense are $750 to $150,000 and/or six months jail, and if anyone is caught stealing or in unauthorized possession of any of these will be prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law.

Seems hardly worth the few dollars or cents you might gain or what you could lose just to make a statement.

Don Bridgman