Is Copying Access Cards Ethical?

This lively discussion is raging on a LinkedIn group: "Is it ethical to offer HID card copying services?" Card cloning is available from internet vendors willing to do so with no questions asked:

That discussion has caught a number of interesting responses, ranging from disbelief that it is possible, to admonishing vendors like this one that offer card cloning services.

Essentially, there are two sides to the discussion:

1) Those that think it's unethical (and harmful) and there is no legitimate need to copy a card.

2) Those that see no ethical quandary, and if cloning is possible and an undesired risk for your cards, you should get better (more secure) cards.

It's an interesting question. What do you think?

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