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Black Adam
10-05-2007, 07:47 PM
The latest in this Saga is that Recording companies can apparently sue you for sharing music you have already bought :rolleyes:These Recording companies are totally losing it, they should find a way for people to buy cheap music online otherwise they will wind up with even lower sales as people will resort to free methods of getting their music. Penalizing someone for sharing what he already has is just plain absurd.

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Jury penalises music file-sharer

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44157000/jpg/_44157910_ap_thomas203.jpg Jammie Thomas was said to have shared more than 1,700 songs

A court in the US has ordered a woman to pay $222,000 (£109,000) in damages for illegally file-sharing music. The jury ordered Jammie Thomas, 32, from Minnesota, to pay for offering to share 24 specific songs online - a cost of $9,250 per song.
Record companies said she had illegally shared a total of 1,702 songs.
Ms Thomas, who denied the charges, was the first person accused of illegal file-sharing who decided to fight the case in court.
Each year, millions of households illegally share music files, and the music industry takes it as a serious threat to its revenue.
About 26,000 lawsuits have been filed against alleged file-sharers, but most defendants settle privately by paying damages amounting to a few thousand dollars.
Industry defiant
However, contesting the charge and losing will cost Jammie Thomas almost a quarter of a million dollars.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41936000/jpg/_41936852_kazaa203.jpg Thomas denied using Kazaa to share copyrighted material


Her lawyer, Brian Toder, told the Associated Press that Ms Thomas was reduced to tears by the verdict.
"This is a girl that lives from pay cheque to pay cheque, and now all of a sudden she could get a quarter of her pay cheque garnished for the rest of her life," he said.
The US record industry said investigators located an individual with the screen name "tereastarr@KaZaA", using the Kazaa file-sharing software program.
"This individual was downloading copyrighted sounds recordings from other users of the Kazaa network, and was distributing copyrighted sound recordings stored on her computer to other Kazaa users," the plaintiffs said.
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A spokesman for the record companies said he hoped people would understand the verdict.
Richard Gabriel, a lawyer for the music companies, said the verdict was important.
"This does send a message, I hope, that downloading and distributing our recordings is not okay," he told AP.
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John Kennedy, chief executive of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries


He said no decision had yet been made about what the record companies would do, if anything, to pursue collecting the money from Ms Thomas.
John Kennedy, chief executive of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries, which represents record labels, said they were "reluctant litigators".
"We do everything possible to persuade people not to leave themselves exposed to litigation. We educate, we warn, we even try and settle before a case gets to court."
He said he hoped the fine would prove a deterrent to others.
"Our message is: we don't want to litigate - don't leave yourself exposed to litigation," he added.

Burrow
10-05-2007, 09:32 PM
9k per song? wow...

scarecrows
10-05-2007, 09:35 PM
I'd have to pay a price equaling the GDP of Germany if the same thing happened to me :tape:

Byrd
10-05-2007, 09:36 PM
Making an example of someone with 1,700 tunes is a joke, how about taking on the bigger culprits, dumbfucks.

Denaon
10-05-2007, 09:41 PM
Making an example of someone with 1,700 tunes is a joke, how about taking on the bigger culprits, dumbfucks.

I agree

JustJames
10-05-2007, 09:45 PM
I hate this culture of ownership even after a product has been sold.. Why shouldn't we be allowed to do with the cd what we want considering we have paid for it?

The same thing applies with crisps and 'This packet is from a multipack: Must not be sold separately'. Why not? :scratch:

Neely
10-06-2007, 09:19 AM
Making an example of someone with 1,700 tunes is a joke, how about taking on the bigger culprits, dumbfucks.
In Germany they lately got somebody with only about 300 shared songs on e mule. A 16 year-old or so. The punishment was only like 8000€, but still it was a bit :cuckoo: I agree that it first should be the ones who share ten thousands files and/or sell then resale them.

I hate this culture of ownership even after a product has been sold.. Why shouldn't we be allowed to do with the cd what we want considering we have paid for it?
Just because you bought the CD why should this give you the right of sharing it to many other users who didn't buy it? :shrug:

nevenez
05-09-2011, 05:24 PM
The Pirate Bay: “The Battle of Internets is About to Begin”

Talks on implementing a Europe-wide firewall to censor and block ‘illicit’ websites has caused concern among many Internet users in recent weeks, and today one of the targeted sites has joined the discussion. Quoting one of Churchill’s most famous speeches, The Pirate Bay team is rallying the public to defend the free Internet and end the threat posed by the entertainment industries’ copyright lobby.

In February, a secret meeting of the European Union’s Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP) resulted in a worrying proposal.

To deal with illicit sites on the Internet, the group suggested the adoption of a China-like firewall to block websites deemed ‘inappropriate’. The controversial proposal immediately met resistance from various sides, including ISPs who would be tasked with maintaining the blocklist.

The copyright lobby on the other hand welcomes the initiative which they’ve been suggesting for years.

One of the sites that has a fair share of experience with being blocked is The Pirate Bay. The popular BitTorrent site is currently censored in Ireland, Italy and Denmark, and almost lost its domain name to the U.S. Government last year.

Needless to say, they are not happy with the EU’s latest censorship proposal. In fact, today they declare war on the proponents of Internet censorship, most prominently the entertainment industry (MAFIAA) lobbyists.

In a slightly edited version of Winston Churchill’s “this was their finest hour” speech, in which they replace Nazi-Germany with MAFIAA, The Pirate Bay team declares war on Internet censorship advocates. Action has to be taken before it’s too late, is the message they convey.

“I expect that the Battle of Internets is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of an Uncensored civilization! Upon it depends our own free life, and the long continuity of our sites and our trackers. The whole fury and might of the enemy will very soon be turned on us,” The Pirate Bay writes.

“MAFIAA knows that they will have to break us in Brussels or lose the war. If we can stand up to them, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”

“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the free Internets and its multitude of sites last for a thousand years, citizens will still say, This was their finest hour,” they add.

The speech, signed by “Winston Bay,” clearly shows The Pirate Bay’s concern with censorship proposals as opted by the European Union recently. The big question remains, is there really something that can be done to stop it, or has that ship sailed already?

http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-the-battle-of-internets-is-about-to-begin-110509/

MayerFan
05-09-2011, 05:46 PM
The right to culture should always be above the simple money-making activities of huge corporations, in my opinion.