Try as I might Sall, I just cannot join in with the hang and flog 'em brigade who will be calling for blood in this Lulzsec hackers case. I kind of like that there are young people out there bold and clever enough to challenge the system. Had they scaled Mount Everest, they would be heroes. Cie la ve. I don't really like the idea that all of OUR personal information is locked in a vault, accessible only to the Government and the selected few. History has shown us that, that sort of thing leads can lead to crazy people becoming dictators. I refer you to George Orwell and James Bond films.
I can see that the whole sentencing business could cause a lot of problems here. Sure as eggs is eggs, these young, I will call them trailblazers, for want of a better word right now, will have others coming up behind them in legions. I just cannot see how the spread of information can be stopped. But more importantly, it shouldn't be.
From what I know thus far, they were young geniuses, with way too much time on their hands (one was from Galway and another the Shetlands), which would explain much. Lets keep a sense of perspective here,
and for fear of being pelted with eggs, I have only looked at this, from a mumsy, 'ah, bless 'em' perspective, and admittedly do not yet know if hacking is a victimless crime, but I'm open to persuasion.