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Originally posted by seagull
Shouldn't people who create an object, no matter what it is, have certain expectations of property protection? If I work my butt off creating, say, a thread proposing that alien mice have infiltrated a Wisconsin cheese factory, why should someone be able to come along, and with out even a thankyou, or a goodbye kiss, start using it for whatever purpose they deem apropriate.
The laws concerning intellectual properties should be strengthened not weakened.
Originally posted by dAlen
information flows...nothing is exclusivley yours
Originally posted by FallenFromTheTree
If you use public P2P filesharing, you're asking for it.
If you are making money sharing/selling files, you're seriously asking for it.
Downloading and installing files from questionable sources is just plain foolish.
Anyone can seed these torrents with malware disguised as something of interest.
A song, a movie, photos, or software.
There are piggyback programs that just wait for you to use your authorization password
and you're hacked.
Be careful out there.
"US government behind Pirate Bay raid"
Published: 2nd June 2006 09:08 CET
The American film and music industry rejoiced over the raid by the Swedish police on The Pirate Bay. But reports that the US government was behind the action against the Sweden-based file sharing site have now resulted in the Swedish government being reported to the country's Constitutional Committee.....
....According to Swedish Television's news programme, Rapport, the action was the result of contact between the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the White House.
The US State Department then turned to Stockholm, with a demand for Sweden to do something about The Pirate Bay.