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Comment: Re:Illigal or not? (Score 1) 116

by Sockatume (#47507171) Attached to: For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Of course you have to actually show up in court on the relevant days, having filed the appropriate motions and paid the appropriate fees, to make the case that "no, I'm not responsible for any and all copies and descendents of the original". Otherwise the people suing you win by default. And then maybe at the end you can recover your fees again, and if you are very very lucky, the cost of your time.

Comment: Re:"Will this result in more private lawsuits...?" (Score 4, Insightful) 116

by Sockatume (#47507127) Attached to: For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

The history of antipiracy lawsuits, especially in the US, would seem to suggest that they do bugger all to reduce piracy, at an enormous cost to the IP owner and the taxpayer. When the patient's dying on the table and your best witchdoctor isn't helping, maybe it's time to switch to a better kind of medicine.

Comment: Re:So the idea is that.... (Score 4, Insightful) 116

by Sockatume (#47507061) Attached to: For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Because they can turn around in a few years when this is normalised behaviour and say "Hey, isn't it ridiculous that we know who all these inveterate pirates are, but we aren't doing anything? Maybe we should pass a simple law that fines them a few hundred quid, that's not much of a problem, is it?"

Comment: As the old song goes (Score 1) 149

by Sockatume (#47499849) Attached to: New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

I'm wary of the slippery slope fallacy, but this seems like a genuine example of an instance where a slightly troubling activity - keeping images of people's entire hard drives - has led to a broader and more troubling one.

And if you tolerate this,
Then your email will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

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