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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 ( 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 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.

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.

Comment: Re:What a shame (Score 2) 189

by Zeromous (#48311423) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

Well he certainly didn't put it on a website.

Person A writes book and publishes it for sale.
Person B writes software engine for searching
Person B decide to use their search engine for sharing of torrent file data.
Person C enjoys person A's book and creates and uploads torrent of Person A's book, (which is just a pointer to Person Cs computer at this time) to search engine and begins seeding. Person C has nothing to do with Person B. They don't know each other, have never spoken, or implicitly communicated for any purpose.
Person D .. Z download torrent, complete dowloading the file, and then seed to others who have not yet completed downloading.
Person B notices a lot of traffic to his search engine and puts advertising on it to recoup costs, ends up making profit.

Please explain to me how Person B profited off of Person A's work and not his own? If anyone is responsible it is Person C, and possibly D through Z (but it's definitely Person C who performed the infringement).

Dennis Ritchie is twice as bright as Steve Jobs, and only half wrong. -- Jim Gettys