Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE[6]: Correction
by ricegf on Sun 28th Nov 2010 03:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Correction"
ricegf
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Frankenfuss is using the term "steal", colloquially.


Possibly, but he did put the word in all caps and then reinforce that use with synonyms. And language is important, particularly in this case where "STEAL" and "thievery" have very different connotations than "copyright infringement".

Nor are Big Media's estimates of lost revenue from copyright infringement even vaguely credible.

So I stand firmly by my post. It's "copyright infringement", not "thievery" or "cheating" or the even more amusing "piracy". Arrrr.

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