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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RE[2]: Terrorism
by WereCatf on Fri 8th Feb 2013 03:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Terrorism"
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In a sense it is "Terrorism." Those who benefit most from the socioeconomic system are "terrified" by anything that affects negatively their earning/profit potential.


Actually, even then it would only be "terrorism" if the file-sharing was done with the intent to cause harm and/or "terror." Alas, most file-sharing is done with the intent of sharing -- for entertainment, for education, for simply making certain that difficult-to-obtain items don't disappear completely -- and the parts about causing harm and terror do not apply.

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