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The U.S. government has launched a major crackdown on online copyright infringement, seizing dozens of sites linked to illegal file sharing and counterfeit goods.
Torrent sites that link to illegal copies of music and movie files and sites that sell counterfeit goods were seized this week by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the Department of Homeland Security. Visitors to such sites as Torrent-finder.com, 2009jerseys.com, and Dvdcollects.com found that their usual sites had been replaced by a message that said, "This domain name has been seized by ICE--Homeland Security
STOCKHOLM – A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind The Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts by authorities to shut it down. The Svea Appeals Court agreed with a lower court ruling that found Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom guilty of helping users of the site to break Sweden's copyright law. However, the appeals court reduced their prison sentences from one year each to between four and 10 months and raised the amount they have to pay in damages to the entertainment industry to 46 million kronor ($6.5 million).
Can they claim property rights on leaked documents, a la, Wikileaks?
Originally posted by Wildmanimal
reply to post by buddybaney
Well isn't it about time. I am a proponent of Intellectual Property Rights. The Laws,Statutes,and Regulations
pertaining to such matters included.
I am ALL for protecting the inventor,creator,producer, performer,artist,performing artist,writer,lyricist,poet,
journalist,sculptor,welder,machinist,director,grower,singer,musician,novelist,clothing designer,Web Designer,
to be hereby understood as "Resource Provider".
This is your one life, if you create something uniquely yours, then value should be placed to it accordingly.
YOU ARE PROVIDING A RESOURCE. We live in a resource backed monetary system.
You as an individual should have Every Right to Trade,Enforcement of Value,and Recourse of The Law to Protect the Natural and Respected Laws upholding your resource as valid.
Furthermore, This concept should be respected not only on a local,County,State,Regional, or Country Level,
but Globally.In other words, Intellectual Property Rights Protect you Internationally.
If you as the "Resource Provider" decide to "share" or "give away" your resource(s) without monetary compensation,no strings attached so to speak, That is YOUR RIGHT AND WILL. No fines ,penalties,
or legal adjuncts will be levied or permissible in any court of law in this case.
Theft of Creativity is unacceptable. Would you like to experience our different forms of enforcement?
We provide TOURS OF DUTY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 365+ DAYS A YEAR. Regards,,,Wildmanimal
P.S. This applies to both International and Domestic Corporations as well.
Make a note of it, and forward the memo. THX,,,,edit on 27-11-2010 by Wildmanimal because: Add in Sentence
This is your one life, if you create something uniquely yours, then value should be placed to it accordingly. YOU ARE PROVIDING A RESOURCE. We live in a resource backed monetary system.
This is your one life, if you create something uniquely yours, then value should be placed to it accordingly
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Alot of people now and before didn't and don't have the money to buy something they wouldn't or would like and why should waste my on it?
That's the problem if you make create or make something you don't keep the profit the publishers do...
Another problem my friend is accessibility