Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Feb 2013 02:02 UTC
Legal "This means that people can no longer get convicted for violating the copyright monopoly alone. The court just declared it illegal for any court in Europe to convict somebody for breaking the copyright monopoly law when sharing culture, only on the merits of breaking the law. A court that tries somebody for violating the copyright monopoly must now also show that a conviction is necessary to defend democracy itself in order to convict. This is a considerably higher bar to meet." Well, that's progress, I guess.
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by kwan_e on Fri 8th Feb 2013 02:17 UTC
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Well according to research published in the form of those anti-piracy warnings that you can't skip past when you load the DVD, piracy aids terrorism. Therefore fighting copyright violations is protecting democracy.

Because we all know torrenting DVDs aids terrorism more than a government giving financial, political and military support to extremists purely because they were enemies of enemies at one point in time.

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