Originally Posted by paxman
But Houdini was a 'brilliant' escape artist, were he not? If he was a criminal who spectacularly escaped from his captors in order to commit more crimes, would that make him a less 'brilliant' escapologist? It is nothing like your lawyer example. I may be a 'brilliant' conman. What would you call me? A despicable conman? But that is entirely different. Maybe I am a despicable yet brilliant conman, but once we have agreed that I am despicable it is surely OK to discuss the brilliance of my 'conman-ship'?
*sigh* I guess some of us were too optimistic about Godwin's Law ending this discussion...
@paxman: how about this:
Samsung is a brilliant infringer of intellectual property rights? Not very catchy, is it? Maybe because Samsung did the obvious, easy thing: it copied... in which case, Samsung isn't at all brilliant. They just have a butt load of money from infringing that can be used to defend themselves.