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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RE[4]: Interesting
by WorknMan on Fri 8th Feb 2013 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Are you to young to remember tape-mix sharing times? Tell me your excuse why that isn't illegal but cd-mix is (according to media-mafia, not the law as we just got confirmed).


The difference is that you couldn't make an infinite amount of tapes for $0, and share those with several million people, so it's not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. And besides, I'm not arguing that this stuff shouldn't be legal. I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy of those who say that it should be legal to share, but only what THEY think should be allowed to be shared.

Its not how filesharing works. There is no give-to-get with those you share with just like there is no value assigned to bytes transfered.


You've obviously never heard of FTP ratios ;) Or IRC, where someone says, "I know you want x, I'll trade for it if you have y..."

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RE[5]: Interesting
by cdude on Sat 9th Feb 2013 03:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Neither can I infinite upload for $0. Power is expensive and so is internet. Wait, I could make infinite copies of mix-tapes for $0 when people brought there tapes back so I could replace the old copied stuff with new copied stuff.

For FTP ratios: I did and also know there are people asking for money in return. That's unrelated to this article which is about filesharing with no profits (legal) and not the black market (illegal). Learn to differ, its not the same.

Edited 2013-02-09 03:01 UTC

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RE[6]: Interesting
by WorknMan on Sat 9th Feb 2013 05:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Neither can I infinite upload for $0.


Except you only have to upload it once ...

Wait, I could make infinite copies of mix-tapes for $0 when people brought there tapes back so I could replace the old copied stuff with new copied stuff.


Yeah, and probably about an hour for each one, depending on how many recorders there were. And the recorded copy will never be as good as the original either. This is not the same thing, and you know it. Computers are like virtual replicators.

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