Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Dec 2010 22:58 UTC
Legal Due to my incessant whining about the evilness of big content, it's easy to forget that despite all the lunacy those guys throw our way, there are also cases where they're simply very much right. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting on the story of Qiang Bi, who has just been sentenced to jail for two and half years for piracy.
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He sold cracked copies of games burned onto DVD's for ten buck, he's not Bernie Madoff. I agree he should forfeit his earnings, pay restitution, and do community service, but why in the world should he have to sit in prison for 2 and a half years? Who got hurt? Is he a threat to society in any way? Then why lock him up. The guy is an idiot, but I feel sorry for him. Some mercy is called for in his sentencing.

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