Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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Theft is not defined by whether or not something physical was stolen

Actually, that's exactly how theft is legally defined, no matter how much some lobbyists would want to make you think otherwise. Copyright infringement is not theft and copyright deals with *distribution* of content. Downloading is not distribution, uploading is.

People pirate because they don't want to pay.

No, professional pirates pirate because they want to make money. Or to paraphrase Peter Jackson: I dont care if you copy your neighbors DVD, I care if you make a profit from copying my movies.

That type of study could only be done by polling the pirates, which makes the whole thing incredibly stupid.

I would also bet 10:1 that this so-called study was performed by a social scientist, or soft scientist as my friend calls them.

You are confusing your, and your friends, opinion with facts.

oh, and I hope you never made a tape copy of any of your friends LP or CD when you was a kid. That's piracy you know and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Also, tapes killed the recording industry as we all know.

Edited 2010-03-10 15:17 UTC

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