Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Apr 2009 11:15 UTC, submitted by csynt
Legal Old World 1, New World 0. The four defendants in the landmark The Pirate Bay case, taking place in Sweden, have all been found guilty, and sentenced to one year in jail. They also received a hefty fine of USD 3.58 million to 17 American media companies, among which are Warner Bros. Entertainment, MGM Pictures, Columbia Pictures Industries, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI, Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, and Activision. The defendants have already stated they will appeal the decision.
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RE: Hypocritical
by Kokopelli on Sat 18th Apr 2009 00:43 UTC in reply to "Hypocritical"
Kokopelli
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I agree with you and would have attempted to say the same thing had you not beat me to it. Unfortunately, at least in many circles our opinion is not shared. I do not understand the entitlement mindset of p2p users.

If you object to a company morally or find the price too high then avoid the product. The p2p generation and opinion of the masses may bring about change to the entertainment industry. In my opinion the change will likely be for the better for the consumer, but the method is not ethical. The ethical way to bring about change is to abstain, not to infringe upon the rights of others.

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