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Comment: Re:This case is a joke. (Score 2) 383

by Wakko Warner (#40609981) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Offers the DoJ a Deal

Huh?

I missed the part where Kim Dotcom was uploading his own personal BluRay rips to MU.

I *remember* the part where his users did.

I don't give a shit how he made his money or whether or not you consider it "ill-gotten" simply because MU hosted some copyrighted material uploaded by users. It's an absurd contortion of logic and reason to say that he deserves none of his money because some of his users misbehaved.

$100m is the equivalent of one mid-tier movie budget. If you think Hollywood actually felt that tiny financial "hit", you're the one who's hopelessly naive.

Comment: Re:Negligence (Score 1) 108

by Wakko Warner (#40609145) Attached to: No, You Can't Claim 'Negligence' In a Copyright Case

So there would be two big hurdles for a plaintiff here: (1) a duty to keep one's internet connection secure and (2) the idea that there has actually been harm.

#1 fails because there's no requirement, either written or implied, that a user's internet connection be secured.

#2 fails because common sense.

Cobol programmers are down in the dumps.

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