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At least they are going after the right people instead of 15 year olds trying to get a free song. And IMO 40 months and $15,000 seems about right. Especially since most people who have downloaded 2-30 songs had to pay $250,000+ and got 5+ years in prison.
    
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Skidrow is a short timer.
    
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Surprised that he didn't get a 2 million fine.

Still, goes to show that the american system is pretty much owned by big corporations.
 
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Wanna know hwy there's rampant piracy?


The MPAA thinks that I should pay them for the privilege of goin through all of that. And you know what's sad? I still do. I have dozens of blu-ray discs piling up on top of my several hundred dvds. This is on top of having to buy a software media player specifically for blu-ray, not because vlc couldn't handle playback, but because Sony just absolutely has to have a drm scheme on the disc that has so far stopped no one from getting a high-def ripped copy.

You reward behavior that you want to continue, unless you're the entertainment industry. Then you just get the government to squash people for you.
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Originally Posted by jacksknight View Post

Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.

You do realize you are statistically more likely to be convicted of a crime you did not commit than a pirate is to be convicted of a IP related offense they are actually guilty of, right?
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Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.

Also completely wrong.

People plead guilty to avoid more serious punishment. They don't necessarily have to have done anything "wrong", or even have to be guilty. Not everyone is prideful to the point of arrogance, and not everyone is going to fight an unfair charge if doing so is going to be worse on them.

I myself have been forced to accept a plea bargain, after successfully defending myself when I was physically attacked, and my attacker then pressed assault charges.

I did nothing wrong, have no regrets about the actions that lead to my arrest, and would unhesitatingly repeat those actions if placed in a similar situation. I still plead guilty, because I'm a pragmatist and the alternative would have ruined me.
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I am all for people getting punished for breaking the law

Many laws are themselves unjust. Anyone punished for breaking them is a victim of a far greater crime, and anyone enforcing them, a villain.
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At least they are going after the right people...

Yeah it is great they go after people that cause billionaires to lose a few million and not after rapist and murderers....oh wait.
 
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post Many laws are themselves unjust. Anyone punished for breaking them is a victim of a far greater crime, and anyone enforcing them, a villain.

 

May I sig this or would you rather I didn't? Because I very much agree with this smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Jarhead View Post

Wanna know hwy there's rampant piracy?

The MPAA thinks that I should pay them for the privilege of goin through all of that. And you know what's sad? I still do. I have dozens of blu-ray discs piling up on top of my several hundred dvds. This is on top of having to buy a software media player specifically for blu-ray, not because vlc couldn't handle playback, but because Sony just absolutely has to have a drm scheme on the disc that has so far stopped no one from getting a high-def ripped copy.
You reward behavior that you want to continue, unless you're the entertainment industry. Then you just get the government to squash people for you.

This isnt true. there are a lot of blu ray direct rips in .avi format that look excellent. 1080p too.
 
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This song is free for downloading on his website.
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