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either giant ants..
or, even scarier, these guys..
i'd let them win
regardless of who actually was illegally downloading.
It is an automatic fee that is applied without court involvement.
So an owner of a a wifi connection used by a hacker is guilty until proven innocent.
The bill has encountered hardly any resistance from your usual whiners so it has a real chance of getting through fully intact
They don't realise/care that they are are being hoodwinked by lobbyists for what are basically 'legacy' industries and completely ignoring the fact that they are restricting the growth technology companies that are far more important to a 'digital economy'.
ok..leaving aside the people that steal wifi from others and download, people are not getting it for free.
People that download are paying for line rental and unlimited download broadband contracts.
So they are PAYING, but why are they willing to pay the ISP for premium connections using money that could go to the record labels? This is a serious point that needs to be considered.
Don't you feel dirty? Ugh!
and will take us into that shizzle about copyright and IP n' stuff.
That aside. While agreeing with your point this bill will not achieve this in a proportional or effective manner. It has so many flaws that it will inflict far more damage than good and only serves to inject some life back into a dying industry that has done nothing for this economy
Did someone really just write that?
it only becomes criminal if there is evidence of resale.
this isn't the most damaging aspect of the bill. It's disgusting how a declining, self important entertainment industry is happy to survive on handouts from the state, while attacking it for not supporting 'culture'; depends on the creative tools developed by startups yet goes after any software company conducting R&D to develop said tools because of 'potential' copyright infringement