Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 13:22 UTC
Legal Not too long ago we had a semi-loss for The Pirate Bay in The Netherlands, which was convicted 'by default' because the defendants did not show up in court to plea their case. Today, The Netherlands once again saw a ruling in a high-profile piracy case, and again, there's a loss for the defendants. Update: Oh, and by the way - thought about putting some lyrics you like on your website or blog? Think again. We live in a crazy world, people.
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by Doca on Wed 26th Aug 2009 14:30 UTC
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If you get things in the right places, you can sue/execute almost anyone, for anything. Law is becoming like that movie "The number 23" or just "23", I'm not sure.

Those sites that were sued because they were hosting lyrics is way over absurd... Is like having a site that lists anything that is copyrighted, for example, car dealers, to be sued. After all, they are listing the brand of the cars, that are registered by their original companies AND are making money by dealing with this information, on top of that. How nonsense that would be?

But a site hosting Torrents with (mainly) illegal content (C'mon, we all know what Mininova is, is the replacement for SuprNova that was shutdown years ago) is like having a catalog for drug dealers, mercenaries. Did you get the picture? Off course, I understand that the site cannot be accounted with the responsability about the torrents uploaded but if something illegal (piracy) is uploaded, it should be deleted. There is no excuse for that.

It's like the guys here in Brazil that say they don't have money to buy every movie they want, so they pirate it. That just doesn't make sense. you CANT buy everything you want, you won't have enough money for that, for sure, so you buy just what is within your reach. People come up with such lame, torrid excuses to justify software piracy... It's unbelievable.

I thing the world is coming to an end.

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RE: Law
by phoudoin on Wed 26th Aug 2009 16:07 in reply to "Law"
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if something illegal (piracy) is uploaded, it should be deleted. There is no excuse for that.

Yep. And they do it, already.
But before removing illegal content, one must identify it. How do you that without copyrights owners being involved in process? Why one should spent *his* time *and* money to protect *their* rights owners for free, as in beer?!

Isn't the fee rights owners pay to RIAA & like for funding rights protection "costs"? Today it seems they spent it in aftermath Justice costs, not to cover preventive protection costs.

What would be the next step? Enforcing a tax on any site just because they could miss an illegal content hosted or even just linked there, and that hypothetical risk must be compensate to rights owners!?
Don't laugh, we already have a tax in France on every digital support that *could* contains fair copy of a copyrighted content, while in the same time such fair copy while done by breaking DRM is now considered illegal by law. How ironic, we're taxed to compensate an act which is illegal. Tax recepients are, by such definition, making profit from illegal activity.

And, in the background, copyrights lifetime may be extended 90 years *after* the death of creator.

How cool is that!?

Patents, copyrights & like are turning into a legal racket more and more. No wonder people don't respect it anymore. Respect is not due, you deserve it.
Or not.

Guess they're doing everything to lost it all.

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