Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike
I would just plead entrapment. It's all out there and there's nothign stopping you from getting it. It's like a mouse trap. And I'm pretty sure that would hold up to some degree.
Entrapment requires the police/FBI/ATF/Law Enforecment to corerce you into doing something illegal that you would not have normally done. Standing on the corner encouraging you to jay-walk while you are just waiting for the light then writing a citation is entrapment. Telling you he is not a cop as you look around with the intention of jay-walking then writing a citation when you do is not entrapment.
Now, violation of the unlawful search and seizure law should hold up, since they have no way of finding you unless they troll ISPs and look for someone breaking the law, which IS illegal. Where the grey area comes in is the ISPs are willfully handing over the information when asked.
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Well i dont think it will ever stop. You cant stop filesharing. The Internet Network is too large.
No doubt....even if they managed to shut down every bit torrorent site in the world, illegal file sharing would still exist through person to person and close knit group sharing. I sent some pictures to a buddy last night through GoogleTalk......could have just as easily been a song or even a movie.
Their best weapon against lost profits is to produce something worth buying. While piracy is still wrong, Fusion has a good point. It's not like stealing a loaf of bread, where that loaf can no longer be sold. If a person downloads a song, or a movie, or a book, it in no way hinders the company from selling that product to someone who wants it. And if that person never intended to buy that item in the first place, there is no lost income.
Piracy is wrong, and it is theft......but the logic of the MPAA and RIAA in blaming piracy for their slumping sales is like sticking their heads in the sand and ignoring the greater problem.