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Defacing a Dollar Bill?

So someone is writing the web address for my band on dollar bills and i wanted to see if I will somehow get in trouble for it. I mean if I didnt do it and didn’t tell them to. am i somehow liable?

it IS against the law right?

I’m pretty sure it’s not. One time I was watching some religious nut on public access and his whole damn show seemed to be about crossing out “In God we trust” on the dollar bill. He said it was perfectly legal. I’ve also seen some kind of website on the dollar bills that you enter in their serial number and you can see the location of others who have done the same.

Yeah…I don’t think it is illegal to write on money. It’s illegal to deface it, as in obscuring the value of the mark or cutting it up so that it can’t be redistributed.

I think it is illegal to write on money but I would not worry about it.

Section 333. Mutilation of national bank obligations

  Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or
unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank
bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national
banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal
Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note,
or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

i mean that is bad right? can i get in trouble for someone writing something that can be traced to me? i mean the bill isnt disfigured. just has pen written in the margin around the edge of the bill.

i mean if it wasn’t me then i’m fine i guess. but what if there are tens of thouands of them?

“with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note,
or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

looks like it all comes down to intent

[quote]cesliwakan wrote:
unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank
bill, draft, note, or other [/quote]

The government used the word “thing” ???
How poorly written. I wouldn’t doubt if what you are reading is fake.

that’s friggin sweet for political messages

or even better chain letters. thereo ught to be the morons who spread it.