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Can Washington Charge Unauthorized Downloaders With Tax Evasion?

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posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 01:14 AM

The state of Washington apparently passed just such a law, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 26th. Nate sent in a note, pointing out that under a strict reading of the details of the bill you could see how the state could go after unauthorized downloaders as "tax evaders."

This is disturbing. The RIAA is using its clout to get legislation passed again. These people are out of control, and show no signs of slowing down in their campaign to make us all pay for copyright infringement whether we are guilty or not. The fact that a group such as the RIAA has that kind of political pull is sickening.


posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 02:39 AM
reply to post by TheAssociate

This is getting ridiculous, the RIAA is out of hand. Anything they call "internet piracy" is just information and information should be is our RIGHT to share.They think they can just make as many copies as they want and sell them for outrageous prices. Its even worse now that they charge for internet downloads, Once a game is made anything they sell over the internet has no manufacturing cost. of course its all money, money,money their greed has no end. Theyre even going after the people that have lined theyre very pockets with their makes me sick.

Even though this does seem to uncle sam making sure he gets sticky fingers on his peice off the pie from "legal" downloads, It doesnt specifically state the RIAA was pushing this. Of course its possible they are doing this to cave in to pressure from them.Either way though, you can bet they will exploit it to go after people who share information anyway.

[edit on 4-6-2009 by Asatru]

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