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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sarcasm is all well and good...except that its awefully hard to convey on an internet board. My suggestion...give some sort of sign that it was meant sarcastically.
    I thought it was obvious but apparently it was not. My bad.

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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The government attacked people unjustly and deserve what they get for it.
    What people where? And what did they get and who did it? And what government the US?

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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The government attacked people unjustly and deserve what they get for it.
    Somebody needs to stand up for owners of intellectual property. As a songwriter who has intellectual property, I don't want anybody and everybody to be able to steal it. (Now if I could just get people interested enough to want to steal my music...). Protecting property rights is the single most important thing the government can do.

    The problem with SOPA is that it's too broad and too vague. Unintended consequences and what not.


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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    The problem with what the government did to Megaupload is that they went after people that were providing a service for something that IS legal to do. That of file sharing. While it is illegal to share copyrighted material it is not illegal to share personal files. It was the people that were using that service that shared copyrighted material. As such they were the ones that broke the law. And as such the government should have tried to work with megaupload and gone after those people instead of some people that were providing a legal service to others.

    There is no way to tell if X zipfile is copyrighted or not unless a person downloads it and opens it. No company is able to do this.
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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Somebody needs to stand up for owners of intellectual property. As a songwriter who has intellectual property, I don't want anybody and everybody to be able to steal it. (Now if I could just get people interested enough to want to steal my music...). Protecting property rights is the single most important thing the government can do.
    Not really. Ideas are not property, no matter how many people say they are. I am also not completely convinced that ideas need to protected to have a growing an prosperous market. I think in fact, the only way to maximum the benefit of copyright law and perhaps not feel the negative side effects is if they are very limited in nature. Saying that however, I don't have a problem with music and general arts being protected forever as they really is no marketable reason to not.

    Saying all of this, I have a serious problem with copyright law as it is used. It should be to maintain the market so people can't profit from your ideas when the copyright law is around, not to punish people for using your products without permission.

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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I draw a somewhat gray line between getting arrested for civil disobedience and getting arrested for say assault & battery. I do not see civil disobedience as being a "criminal act" even though, per the definition of the word it is. That said, it's still illegal.
    One of the few times we have agreed.

    Edit: Possibly the only time.
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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's terrorism. End of story.
    It's illegal activity, but terrorism? Was anybody killed? No? Then it's not terrorism, but we now need a new word to describe it. How about PainInTheAssIsm?
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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    . While it is illegal to share copyrighted material...
    Not exactly.

    It is illegal to share copyrighted material WITHOUT PERMISSION from the copyright holder. Lots of content out there that is legally free is copyrighted, or using licensing schemes that need copyright to really exist/have teeth, that and anything that can be copyrighted in the U.S automatically is according to current law.

    If I make a work, copyright it, share it freely, and tell others to do so, /we are sharing copyrighted materials, but broke no laws since I gave the OK to do so.



    How the quoted misconception got to be so popular is kinda scary.
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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Is this civil disobedience or illegal activity?
    Civil disobedience is often illegal activity.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's terrorism. End of story.
    I think that could better be said about the government actions taken prior.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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