Oh, the injustice is that poor little college babies will have to spend their own money? How awful. Stolen music is so essential to keeping body and soul together, isn't it?
The recording companies are going after the little children who play "pirate" on their little laptop computers to show other little children that they two can be caught.
The campaign of lawsuits was a river of bad PR for the RIAA, which is why they stopped filing lawsuits last winter. They kept litigating suits that were in progress, but haven't filed any new ones.The recording companies are going after the little children who play "pirate" on their little laptop computers to show other little children that they two can be caught.
Yes, some copyright holders have more resources to allocate towards finding and prosecuting violators but that doesn't mean they are any less protected under the law.
These are civil cases, not criminal, right?YES, they are technically correct about IP laws which is why they have the right to pursue it, but IP laws have never been enforced to this insane degree before.
You can't make much money if you locked it all away now could you. Selling and distributing your product widely is what makes IP holders rich. How can you get rich by hoarding a unique product? If you ration your product or raise prices too much the competition weasles its way into your market share with something similiar. This is demonstrated over and over again. Copyrights and patents are narrow enough where competitors can create similiar products without violating others IP.Art, literature, and information are not meant to be locked in a tower this way.
key word here is "BUY". If everyone paid for the music, software, and movies they illegally used then copyright holders wouldn't have a problem with file sharing. People not paying for a product they use is WHY this is an issue.ALL people should have access to it, because there will always be people who buy it!
Please, somebody, shoot me now, this idiocy needs to end. You either have to be trolling, or incapable of distinguishing between opinion and fact in which case I recommend you look at the two crimes, look at several cases (Dowling v. U.S, Grokster, etc), and get back to us.
Copyright infringement is copyright infringement - the violation of rights in this case to exclusive control over distribution/use of a work.
Theft is theft: taking of property with intent to deprive.
How the **** you could possibly think the two POSSIBLY be the same in a legal system that systematically distinguishes between two very distinct and logically different concepts shows you don't have one iota, don't give a flying **** about intellectual honesty and factual accuracy in my (misinformed maybe) opinion.
You can believe morally they are the same, but when it comes to FACTS as in what the LAW ACTUALLY says they are not the same. Period. No quantity of high horse can change that.
I take it you are taking the "they are both crimes, so they are the same to me" type mentality? If not please do elaborate so I can actually respond to the point without missing the point you are making, as I may be fierce in defending my positions, but I want to make sure it is done by accurately getting the pov of the other side.
Problem is, if you can clone property without depriving them of it, from what I have been arguing. If you copy something and make some new copy, without depriving the original owner, how can it be classified the same as stealing somebody's purse/wallet. If there are dubious legality behind instances of copying data so be it I am not arguing that they shouldn't be recognized, but it needs to be (and already is) a separate entity than shoplifting, stealing a purse/wallet, or other acts of real theft.When you knowingly take possession of another's property, when you are not legally allowed, is theft as far as I am concerned
Nobody is owed money just because they make a product. If I work, I get paid per hour/week/whatever, and if I do a crap job, I don't get paid. Software/music/movies should not be, and are not any different.
You can't take money away from somebody if they don't have it, and not making money != having it taken from you. Actually being ripped off is something that should be prosecuted, but I'm seeing an entitlement sentiment that would make those complaining about that alleged attitude in a pirate (even when the person in question hasn't at all been proven to be a pirate in the first place, no doubt) a hypocrite.
Last edited by Travelsonic; 08-05-09 at 06:02 PM.
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Amazing what you people will do to avoid the correct definitions of words and proper uses of logic, isn't it?
Something is offered for sale, a person finds a way to copy it without paying for it.
Theft, plain and simple.
Live with it, stop hiding what you are, come out of the closet and move to San Francisco.