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What part of "or acted as a medium through which you directly got the file" do you people not understand? Is English that difficult for you pirates?
You received the file from joe blow over in california, who is seeding the file. Not from torrentspy.
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And why are you all so dense?! This is about TorrentSpy and only TorrentSpy. It has no bearing on any other company, so instead of pointing your fiinger like a 2-year old saying "he started it!" or "but he did it first and didn't get into trouble!" try fully considering the situation here before adding more useless arguments into the mix.
You need a laxative to calm down. Why is this so personal for you. So what did TorrentSpy do that was so horrible?
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I've nothing left to say; I'm spent. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Continue living in your fantasy world where torrents and pirates are the scum of the earth, I could care less.
QFT

Google knows that you can search for torrents of copyright software through their website and they have done nothing to block these links. So wouldn't that make them as guilty as Torrentspy who also knows their website can be used to find torrents of copyright software?

I am not saying that Torrentspy is morally right, just that with the current laws in place, both Google and Torrentspy allow indirect access to copyright software which is illegal. With this case, Torrentspy was fined for allowing indirect access to copyright software, making Google just as guilty of this infringement if Google refused to block out torrents from their search engine.
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QFT

Google knows that you can search for torrents of copyright software through their website and they have done nothing to block these links. So wouldn't that make them as guilty as Torrentspy who also knows their website can be used to find torrents of copyright software?

I am not saying that Torrentspy is morally right, just that with the current laws in place, both Google and Torrentspy allow access to copyright software. With this case, Torrentspy was fined for allowing access to copyright software, making Google just as guilty of this infringement if Google refuses to block out torrents.
But blocking that type of content is not the JOB of Google, TorrentSpy etc... They are not the police, the MPAA, or the RIAA. They merely supply information to people that are seeking it. It's what those people do with that information that is questionable.
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But blocking that type of content is not the JOB of Google, TorrentSpy etc... They are not the police, the MPAA, or the RIAA. They merely supply information to people that are seeking it. It's what those people do with that information that is questionable.
Exactly. But in this case, Torrentspy was fined for doing exactly that, allowing indirect access to copyright software.
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Entering that in Google would be a medium in which I could directly find a file. Are the concepts of Google's search options and what TorrentSpy actually did that difficult for you?
Please look up the word "directly" before posting about this again, as clearly you don't understand the difference between Google supplying you the actual link to download or supplying you the link to another place from which you can download it. Furthermore, as I've said countless times now, this is only about TorrentSpy. Google has not been tried on this matter, so whining about them not being fined is stupid.
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Please look up the word "directly" before posting about this again, as clearly you don't understand the difference between Google supplying you the actual link to download or supplying you the link to another place from which you can download it. Furthermore, as I've said countless times now, this is only about TorrentSpy. Google has not been tried on this matter, so whining about them not being fined is stupid.
Directly? You didn't directly download from TorrentSpy either. The didn't host ANY of the files.
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Please look up the word "directly" before posting about this again, as clearly you don't understand the difference between Google supplying you the actual link to download or supplying you the link to another place from which you can download it. Furthermore, as I've said countless times now, this is only about TorrentSpy. Google has not been tried on this matter, so whining about them not being fined is stupid.
Because it's perfectly legal, and google actually has a team of lawyers that could fight against the MPAA, and they would most likely countersue after the MPAA got smacked down.

Case in point, torrent sites are doing nothing wrong. It's the army of lawyers, technically incompetent judges/jury, and a broken legal system that says they are.

Ever try talking to someone over the age of 50 about anything computer related? It's like trying to teach calculus to a class of 5th graders. Torrent sites don't stand a chance.
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This has been a great way to kill time at the office.

My interest is no longer that the MPAA is taking TorrentSpy to court but the fact that they used an illegal method to gather the information. This is grounds for a counter suit (invasion of privacy perhaps) that could make any information gathered by the MPAA admissible in court and setting everything back to square one.

I don't feel the need to defend why I pirate movies, games or music but here's my philosophy. If I find something that I think I may like I'll download it and let it seed to 100% to return the favour. Yes, yes...I know. I'm "contributing to the problem". Anyway, if I don't like it I simply delete it but if I do I'll head out to the store and buy it.

With the way the economy is going going (just look at the price of gas) I feel I need to be smart with my purchases and if this helps me separate the good from the bad then this is how I'll continue to conduct my online affairs.

They are still getting my money but only for what they deserve.

As for people using the argument that Google should be sued as well I'll offer this analogy. If someone asks you for directions to 123 Some Street and you offer assistance but on the news that night you see a report about a robbery or murder at 123 Some Street committed by the same person you helped earlier does that mean that you should be arrested as an accomplice? Nope.

'Nuff said.
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