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Old January 20 2013, 07:44 AM   #34
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Re: Picardo: I Think I?ve Got The Worst Part

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
... and why didn't they cite Data as precedent for giving rights to artificial intelligence?
If you're referring to Measure of a Man, there it was legally ruled that Data simply was not the property of Starfleet and for that reason did not have to expose himself to a possibly destructive investigative procedure ... unless he choose to.

The events with Lal (years later) show that artificial intelligences do not have rights (certainly not full rights) within the Federation.

"Is he the property of Starfleet? No."
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