Re: Was What Happened to Lore legal? Opinions, please!
I think you guys should probably also consider the real-life possibility that Picard making that threat (and thereby it's inherent flying-in-the-face of Data's "rights" as a person was probably not something the writers of "Clues" were all too concerned about. That scene was more about communicating to us two things: 1) Picard is really trying to get to the bottom of the mystery and 2) Data clearly was NOT going to budge.
"You are the product. You feeling something. That's what sells. Not them. Not sex. They can't do what we do and they hate us for it."