tech philosophical though experiments 

If you walk up to a door on a busy shopping street and it has a piece of tape on the door. If you open the door the tape will break. If you open the door have you bypassed the lock? Is that breaking and entering?

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tech philosophical though experiments 

Can breaking the tape automatically compel you to agree to a contract waiving your rights?

tech philosophical though experiments 

This is relevant, because it gets even stranger with digital locks and the laws connected to that. If you know of a number that when multiplied by a hidden number in a program are you breaking a digital lock by writing down that number? By knowing that number in your mind? By doing math?

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@polymerwitch maybe legally it could be construed as such, but it isn't a very good lock and no one should expect it to protect from intruders
the main problem is that if you break the tape it will be obvious that someone opened the door
but if you break the tape simply by opening the door you could have claimed to not have seen the tape
but isn't it still illegal to go into someone's house without their consent if their door is unlocked?
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