Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Apr 2009 11:15 UTC, submitted by csynt
Legal Old World 1, New World 0. The four defendants in the landmark The Pirate Bay case, taking place in Sweden, have all been found guilty, and sentenced to one year in jail. They also received a hefty fine of USD 3.58 million to 17 American media companies, among which are Warner Bros. Entertainment, MGM Pictures, Columbia Pictures Industries, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI, Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, and Activision. The defendants have already stated they will appeal the decision.
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No surprise here
by Governa on Fri 17th Apr 2009 11:44 UTC
Governa
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2006-04-09

I'm not taking any side but I bet that the Judge & Jury are the kind of people that believe the internet is a "series of tubes" and command line interface is evil...

Edited 2009-04-17 11:54 UTC

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RE: No surprise here
by LordChaos on Fri 17th Apr 2009 12:14 in reply to "No surprise here"
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2005-08-11

What makes you think Sweden has a jury-based judicial system ?

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RE: No surprise here
by libray on Fri 17th Apr 2009 14:05 in reply to "No surprise here"
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2005-08-27

The "tubes" meme is sorely overly used. Besides being a decent analogy for the audience, it seems that most have no context on the history of it.

Like it or not, the record companies see themselves loosing money, and the brat-like attitudes of the "me" generation are right out front with extreme disregard.

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RE[2]: No surprise here
by ssa2204 on Fri 17th Apr 2009 14:23 in reply to "RE: No surprise here"
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2006-04-22

Like it or not, the record companies see themselves loosing money, and the brat-like attitudes of the "me" generation are right out front with extreme disregard.


This last part what you said really does strike a note. There truly is a sense of entitlement of today's generation that believes they should just not have to pay for anything anymore, everything should just be free for them, without really explaining who pays for the costs.

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RE[2]: No surprise here
by niemau on Fri 17th Apr 2009 16:50 in reply to "RE: No surprise here"
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2007-06-28

and the brat-like attitudes of the "me" generation are right out front with extreme disregard.


i'll get downvoted to hell for this. but, the 'me' generation is truly the horde of baby boomers. they consume like no other, with little to no regard for the future and for others. it is their ineptitude and lack of accountability that has done a number on the world's economy. it is their marketing thinktanks that have created the hannah montanas of the world and convinced today's young people that they *need* all of this mass-market drivel.

the thing is, they thought that people would just keep on spending forever and ever. well, it freaking backfired on them. big surprise there. their cartels grew bigger than we should have allowed. they refused to embrace technology and evolve with the times. screw them.

this supposed 'me generation' of today has done WAAAY less damage than what we are stuck with right now at the hands of these wretched douches. cry me a freaking river, kids download music. boohoo. well, the baby-boomers turned investment into a get-rich quick scheme. destroyed the value of real estate. turned art into a mere commodity. waged freaking unjust war.

i am so sick of blaming young people for what is essentially the fault of greedy old men in suits.

it's because of these people that so much technology is being created specifically to LIMIT what people can do. i remember cringing years ago when first learning about DRM, thinking to myself "gee, so this is how they'll ruin things". it's extremely depressing how technology used to be so empowering. now, you have to train yourself to get around artificial limitations just to function.

screw them.

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RE[2]: No surprise here
by Soulbender on Fri 17th Apr 2009 17:32 in reply to "RE: No surprise here"
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2005-08-18

the record companies see themselves loosing money,


Hmm..maybe they're loosing money because their business model is obsolete and they're spending too much on products people don't want to pay for?
It's not like they havent cried wolf before. Remember how tapes was supposed to kill the recording industry because you could *GASP* copy records from other people.

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