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It's more than "a few cases". It was for an entire year, for the entire country, and the report was from the Department of Justice.

I'm not really going to contribute that much to the discussion/debate, but a quote (probably mis-quote) from a movie/book i can't remember the name of:

"It's not the Department of Justice, it's the Department of whoeverpaysthemost"

Honestly, he did do something wrong. Did he deserve to be put in jail for 40 months? Maybe, but it doesn't address the underlying problem. There are a lot more worse things that people are doing, and it just seems that a lot of resources are being diverted away from those problems just to combat some piracy. I'm not condoning piracy by any means, but I do think there are more important things to deal with than the unproven loss of revenue from big-name corporations that aren't even close to going under.
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Honestly, he did do something wrong. Did he deserve to be put in jail for 40 months? Maybe, but it doesn't address the underlying problem. There are a lot more worse things that people are doing, and it just seems that a lot of resources are being diverted away from those problems just to combat some piracy. I'm not condoning piracy by any means, but I do think there are more important things to deal with than the unproven loss of revenue from big-name corporations that aren't even close to going under.

People get longer prison terms for bank robbery and on average, get less money than $300,000 from doing so.
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People get longer prison terms for bank robbery and on average, get less money than $300,000 from doing so.

I may be an anarchist and a revolutionary (the bad kind) but I kind of feel like banks can handle these kinds of losses just fine.
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I may be an anarchist and a revolutionary (the bad kind) but I kind of feel like banks can handle these kinds of losses just fine.

Banks won't handle the losses ... the people that USE BANKS will deal with the losses ... ie the COMMON PERSON.

And in case you don't remember, when our government BAILS OUT failed banks, once AGAIN ... the COMMON PERSON (well, the 53% actually ... ie TAX PAYERS) are the ones who pay.
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Banks won't handle the losses ... the people that USE BANKS will deal with the losses ... ie the COMMON PERSON.
And in case you don't remember, when our government BAILS OUT failed banks, once AGAIN ... the COMMON PERSON (well, the 53% actually ... ie TAX PAYERS) are the ones who pay.

Well there's FDIC but I'm always saying the citizens are getting hit from every angle. Which means I'm not really sure how I feel about your post. Who would I rather have stealing my money? It's a thinker.
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Well there's FDIC but I'm always saying the citizens are getting hit from every angle.

Yup, because FDIC is backed by the "full faith and credit of the United States Government", that means that even when customers collect from the FDIC, the money is basically added to the National Debt, which of course, means the tax payers are once again on the hook for it.

Bottom line, SOMEONE PAYS. There is no such thing as "Free Money".
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remember folks! if you cant get games and music for free, then you're literally living in berlin 1939 where there was virtually no video game or music piracy under the rule of ghengis khan and all pirates were sent to concentration camps. don't articles like this make you lose faith in humanity 50 times in a day?
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I may be an anarchist and a revolutionary (the bad kind) but I kind of feel like banks can handle these kinds of losses just fine.

The tax payers cover bank robberies through the FDIC and increased insurance premiums.

Banks are far far better at skirting paying the bill than you or I will ever be.
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The tax payers cover bank robberies through the FDIC and increased insurance premiums.
Banks are far far better at skirting paying the bill than you or I will ever be.

Ok so back to the point at hand, how do taxpayers pay for illegal copies?

From what I see we're paying to stop getting something for free. headscratch.gif
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