Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jan 2010 23:00 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Legal Ah, a lovely bit of news that to help us start the weekend off with positive thoughts! A UK jury has unanimously acquitted Alan Ellis, founder and administrator of the invitation-only OiNK music bittorrent tracker. This means that his 2 year-long trial has finally come to an end - there's no more room for appeal.
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RE[5]: Oink, oink
by quackalist on Sun 17th Jan 2010 04:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oink, oink"
quackalist
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2007-08-27

You seem to have a rather simplistic view on what Property is. Certainly it's not a God given right, whatever you might think it is, and I can't remember anyone asking me if I, or anyone other then corporations, agreed with the endless extension of copyright or anything else relating to the production and reproduction of music.

You may trot out Artists rights but they also come well down the totem pole too.

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RE[6]: Oink, oink
by WereCatf on Sun 17th Jan 2010 08:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Oink, oink"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

You seem to have a rather simplistic view on what Property is. Certainly it's not a God given right

Umm, how come? I never said anything about god given rights or anything. You're reading stuff on my post that I never said or even believe myself; all I was saying that making a duplicate copy of something without it affecting in any way the original is very different than someone taking the original completely away, especially when in the first case it only indirectly benefits the owner of the original.

I never said people have the "right" to have whatever they want or that a piece of music can't be owned by someone.

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RE[7]: Oink, oink
by quackalist on Sun 17th Jan 2010 11:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Oink, oink"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Err, didn't mean you at all. Seem to have clicked the wrong reply tab. ;)

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