Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Feb 2013 02:02 UTC
Legal "This means that people can no longer get convicted for violating the copyright monopoly alone. The court just declared it illegal for any court in Europe to convict somebody for breaking the copyright monopoly law when sharing culture, only on the merits of breaking the law. A court that tries somebody for violating the copyright monopoly must now also show that a conviction is necessary to defend democracy itself in order to convict. This is a considerably higher bar to meet." Well, that's progress, I guess.
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Terrorism
by kwan_e on Fri 8th Feb 2013 02:17 UTC
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Well according to research published in the form of those anti-piracy warnings that you can't skip past when you load the DVD, piracy aids terrorism. Therefore fighting copyright violations is protecting democracy.

Because we all know torrenting DVDs aids terrorism more than a government giving financial, political and military support to extremists purely because they were enemies of enemies at one point in time.

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RE: Terrorism
by tylerdurden on Fri 8th Feb 2013 03:43 in reply to "Terrorism"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

In a sense it is "Terrorism." Those who benefit most from the socioeconomic system are "terrified" by anything that affects negatively their earning/profit potential.

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RE[2]: Terrorism
by WereCatf on Fri 8th Feb 2013 03:48 in reply to "RE: Terrorism"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

In a sense it is "Terrorism." Those who benefit most from the socioeconomic system are "terrified" by anything that affects negatively their earning/profit potential.


Actually, even then it would only be "terrorism" if the file-sharing was done with the intent to cause harm and/or "terror." Alas, most file-sharing is done with the intent of sharing -- for entertainment, for education, for simply making certain that difficult-to-obtain items don't disappear completely -- and the parts about causing harm and terror do not apply.

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RE[2]: Terrorism
by kwan_e on Fri 8th Feb 2013 03:50 in reply to "RE: Terrorism"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

In a sense it is "Terrorism."


In a sense*, everything is terrorism.

* Non sense is a sense.

Those who benefit most from the socioeconomic system are "terrified" by anything that affects negatively their earning/profit potential.


It's even worse. They're terrified of anything that effects negatively their earning/profit GROWTH potential. They can make 100s of millions (not taking into account their accounting practices), but aren't satisfied if it didn't match their expectation* of billions.

* Mental entitlements

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