Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 19:33 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Legal Yes, even more copyright and intellectual property stuff. We have several stories on this one today, so I figured I'd throw them all together. First and foremost, ACTA has finally been dragged out of the shadows and into the light (thanks to the EU parliament), so we can take a look at what's in there. Is it really as bad as everyone thinks it is? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
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A mistake in the article?
by WorknMan on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 05:31 UTC
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Non-commercial infringement will be prohibited as well ("significant willful copyright or related rights infringements that have no direct or indirect motivation of financial gain"), which is probably an attempt to make file sharing illegal (which it is in the US, but not in many European countries). Computers and devices used to infringe can be confiscated and/or destroyed.

Just for the record, file sharing is not illegal in the US, but piracy is. Nobody's going to come beating down your door for sharing a Linux ISO.

It seems that when people refer to 'file sharing' (as in P2P file sharing), what they really mean is piracy. I guess file sharing is just a nice euphemism.

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RE: A mistake in the article?
by Lanadapter on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 19:50 in reply to "A mistake in the article?"
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You mean like how the IIPA uses "intellectual property" as a euphemism for monopoly?

Edited 2010-04-22 19:56 UTC

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