Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Nov 2010 23:22 UTC
Legal "Three of the admins behind The Pirate Bay are all still guilty, a Swedish appeals court decided on Friday, but their jail time has been reduced. Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde, and Carl Lundstrom's prison sentences have all been reduced from the original one year to between 4 and 10 months each, though the trade-off is an increase in damages that they must pay to the music and movie industries."
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Comment by Sausage
by Sausage on Sat 27th Nov 2010 14:46 UTC
Sausage
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2010-11-27

First, I'd like to see these studies and who actually did them. Secondly, the only the only thing I see copyright laws stifling is freeloaders from getting copious amounts of stuff completely gratis. If I think you have more money than me does that mean I should have the right to rob your home? Before I get the "that's different" thing... no, it's not. Theft of someone elses personal property is still theft of someone elses personal property, whether off the interweb or because I broke your bedroom window to take off with your jewel encrusted cock ring set.

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RE: Comment by Sausage
by pirate on Sun 28th Nov 2010 07:48 in reply to "Comment by Sausage"
pirate Member since:
2010-11-28

First, I'd like to see these studies and who actually did them. Secondly, the only the only thing I see copyright laws stifling is freeloaders from getting copious amounts of stuff completely gratis. If I think you have more money than me does that mean I should have the right to rob your home? Before I get the "that's different" thing... no, it's not. Theft of someone elses personal property is still theft of someone elses personal property, whether off the interweb or because I broke your bedroom window to take off with your jewel encrusted cock ring set.


OMG I've just STOLEN your post. Please don't call the internet police on me for theft...

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RE: Comment by Sausage
by leech on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:51 in reply to "Comment by Sausage"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Seriously? Theft and Copyright infringement is not the same thing.

I steal something from you, you no longer have it. I copy a CD off of a friend, and that friend still has it.

You have some issues with comprehending that?

There has never been an 11th commandment that says "Thou shalt not duplicate written works"

If that were one of them, then most people would have never heard of the 10 commandments, because there would have been that one copy which would have been lost to time.

That ultimately is why copyright laws need to be changed. There needs to be a more realistic limit.

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RE: Comment by Sausage
by bnolsen on Sun 28th Nov 2010 16:00 in reply to "Comment by Sausage"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Copyright law is fundamentally flawed and leans heavily in favor of the media houses who hold the copyrights. These media houses have brought to bear millions if not more in lobbying efforts which have been successful in biasing the law even further.

The first and biggest example of negative effect here is the issue of preservation of works. Companies are sitting on music and film that were released many decades ago. They still "own" the copyright on these "dead" works and won't take any effort to either re-release them or try to preserve these.

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RE: Comment by Sausage
by Soulbender on Sun 28th Nov 2010 16:12 in reply to "Comment by Sausage"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If I think you have more money than me does that mean I should have the right to rob your home? Before I get the "that's different" thing... no, it's not.


Copyright infringement is not theft (no matter what Obama says), that's why its called infringement and not, you know, theft. Nothing is being stolen, the owner still has the original copy. Depriving someone of income is in itself not a crime.

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