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]: Interesting
by WorknMan on Fri 8th Feb 2013 05:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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Are you seriously trying to establish an equivalence between "sharing" and "profiting from?"

If you're sharing something that came from somebody else, and they have explicitly asked you NOT to share it with others, does the fact that you're not profiting from it somehow make it excusable?

And what if you're trading for something with somebody else? Isn't that technically profiting?

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