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Comment: Re:Frist Psot! (Score 0) 29

Dear Sir/Madam/Common Internet Criminal,

Your IP (x.x.x.x) has been detected disseminating years old copy-pasta, clearly owned and retained by DICE Internet Holdings LLC on slashdot.org (http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/12/07/1416250/canadian-agency-drops-cases-rather-than-deal-with-new-requirements-for-isp-info). Slashdot.org is a common news website, far past it's prime and as such depends on the security of it's little remaining Intellectual Property (IP) to survive. Should you fail to cease and desist immediately in distributing the IP of slashdot.org we will be left with no other option but to begin civil proceedings against you, your families family, and three generations of their family thereafter.

Lionel Hutz.
"Attorney" Slashdot.org

Comment: Re:What a shame (Score 1) 189

by Zeromous (#48312007) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

> We all know that the purpose of pirate bay was to share copyrighted content

Your premise is flawed. TPB was a clearing house for torrents. Illegal and legal. TPB's problem was they felt they were not breaking the law, because they were not performing the infringement. they lost. That doesn't mean its the correct conclusion. They certainly did not profit off of person A's book, which again was the entire premise I responded to:

> How does a book author make money from touring? He spends years writing a book and some jackass puts it on a website for free and makes money off advertising and buys a house in Phuket.

They profited off of the users that consume pirated data. (S)he who uploads and downloads the data. TPB is agnostic, it's users were not.

FORTRAN rots the brain. -- John McQuillin