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If this keeps up, we will "illegalize" ourselves out of existence. Awesome...
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
If this keeps up, we will "illegalize" ourselves out of existence. Awesome...
lmao!

The whole piracy thing doesnt even affect the companys THAT badly, most people who download this stuff wouldnt have bought it anyway, the most likely reason being 12 year olds with no money ect
yes there are impacts, but im sure its not that bad (braces self for onslaughts of flaming and statistics from "the goodies" )
    
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The whole piracy thing doesnt even affect the companys THAT badly,
My thoughts also.
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oo, if this happens in england that means enterprise1701 can't post any more links from the inquirer =P
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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
Are you people serious? Do you actually believe that this meant that copyrighted webpages are illegal to link to? If you would actually read the article, the site was providing links to copyrighted mp3's - meaning that they were distributing them in a sense without hosting them. I can't believe what I'm reading here

And you do realize that all of that bittorrent downloading you're doing is already illegal...right?
This hits it exactly. Whether someone is the actual pirater or not, the intent is to penalize people making money off of piracy. This is already well established policy in more mature areas of law. E.g., the common thug steals your wallet; but the higher level criminal who buys the credit cards in that wallet for further nefarious purposes is still committing a crime. He didn't steal anything himself, but he is participating in an illegal transaction.
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