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Originally posted by MR BOB
so they are extorting money out of the British people by blackmailing them with legal action against them unless they pay up their fine.
Am i wrong in saying that it is illegal to fine anyone in the UK unless you are the police or a goverment body?
United States lawmakers have proposed new legislation today that would allow the Department of Justice to take over domain names of websites that promote copyright infringement. The proposed bill would allow for court orders against domestic as well as foreign sites, which could potentially shutter many torrent sites including The Pirate Bay.
Or tell me where you work and live, so I can come and steal your income and products too
Originally posted by InnerTruths
As far as the poor souls getting pinches by their ISP... is that even legal? I thought they needed a court order or some kind of warrant to get such info in the first place? They freely gave it away with a simple threat... and that lawfirm made a lot of mistakes...publicly releasing personal info obtained by ISPs...breach of confidence anyone?
Originally posted by LoveHina
I don't care about your personal views and opinions on this whole subject tbh.
As a musician that has released albums for more than 20 years, I can prove that Piracy is hurting my income very negatively.
Not only the financial side, but a lot of this piracy has created large issues in the music industry (Pretty sure its the same in the movie industry as well.) for the relationships between the artists and the companies. Heck, the gaming industry nearly went bankrupt (and many did).