Sure, adhering to the letter of the law is what keeps you out of prison, but adhering to the spirit of the law is what is relevant to morality and ethics. To me, arguing that someone kept the letter of the law despite blatant violation of the spirit of the law so who cares is equivalent to saying who gives a fuck about morality and ethics.
I haven't been around these parts in quite some time. In all honesty, I'm kind of surprised there's still resources at Facebook keeping this place alive. Most of you I probably see elsewhere these days, but I still pop in from time to time just to see the lights are on.