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Comment: ATTENTION C64 POLICE (Score -1, Offtopic) 580

by fishexe (#35515966) Attached to: US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis
This account is yet another sockpuppet for commodore64_love. We all have gotten sick of c64love due to his increasing tendency to troll in recent months, and as a result he has negative karma and can only post once per day, or something like that. Problem solved, right? NO! He has created a legion of sockpuppet accounts, including C_amiga_fan, commodore_6502, theaveng, and now this one. The others have been modded into oblivion, as they deserve, but this one is, somehow, able to post at Score: 2. This is possibly due to a recent misleading post which several mods hit +1 Insightful on (because it sounded good at first read) without bothering to check the source and discover the original source conveys the opposite sentiment to that which cpu6502/c64love is pretending it conveys. So, without further ado, please go take care of this problem if you care about this community we call Slashdot and don't wish to see it ruined by mindless trolls.

Comment: ATTENTION C64 POLICE!! (Score 0) 580

by fishexe (#35515930) Attached to: US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis
This account is yet another sockpuppet for commodore64_love. We all have gotten sick of c64love due to his increasing tendency to troll in recent months, and as a result he has negative karma and can only post once per day, or something like that. Problem solved, right? NO! He has created a legion of sockpuppet accounts, including C_amiga_fan, commodore_6502, theaveng, and now this one. The others have been modded into oblivion, as they deserve, but this one is, somehow, able to post at Score: 2. This is possibly due to a recent misleading post which several mods hit +1 Insightful on (because it sounded good at first read) without bothering to check the source and discover the original source conveys the opposite sentiment to that which cpu6502/c64love is pretending it conveys. So, without further ado, please go take care of this problem if you care about this community we call Slashdot and don't wish to see it ruined by mindless trolls.

Comment: Way to take it out of context (Score 1) 270

by fishexe (#35515586) Attached to: IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem
Beginning where you left off:

Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property. Society may give an exclusive right to the profits arising from them, as an encouragement to men to pursue ideas which may produce utility, but this may or may not be done, according to the will and convenience of the society, without claim or complaint from anybody.

The way you cut it off makes it sound like Jefferson thought IP was contrary to nature. In actuality, he thought IP had no natural justification but could have pragmatic justifications. If you want us to take you seriously, try being honest for once.

Comment: Re:Purpose and intents (Score 1) 270

by fishexe (#35512148) Attached to: IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

Actually isohunt is solely made to search other websites for torrent files. Torrent files are not illegal, and they are not copyrighted.

Actually, the torrent files are illegal if their sole purpose was to facilitate an illegal act (that is, transfer of infringing material). Furthermore, torrent files are copyrighted (automatically) by whoever created the torrent file.

Comment: Re:Technicalities (Score 1) 270

by fishexe (#35512132) Attached to: IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

In any event, I don't think "But he's doing it too!" has ever been considered a valid legal defense.

In criminal cases it has been, under very specific circumstances: only if you can show the court that the reason "he" isn't getting arrested is that law enforcement personnel are acting on a discriminatory motive. If you can show that, then you have a selective prosecution defense, but it's very, very hard to get that to fly; the prosecutor gets to present whatever non-discriminatory reasons they can think of (i.e. we only prosecute high-profile offenders in order to deter others, we just changed our policy to prioritize this type of crime, the guy that wasn't prosecuted was less dangerous, et cetera, et cetera) and these are almost always accepted by the court.

Of course, none of that applies to this case, which is a civil suit. Plaintiffs can choose to sue or not to sue whoever the hell they want.

Comment: Re:Purpose and intents (Score 1) 270

by fishexe (#35512016) Attached to: IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

I know there's laws for facilitating criminal law crimes, I wasn't aware there was a similar law for civil matters.

Commercial copyright infringement is a crime under the US criminal code. It is at the combined discretion of the copyright holders and the US DOJ whether to prosecute or to sue (or neither).

Comment: Re:Purpose and intents (Score 1) 270

by fishexe (#35511996) Attached to: IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

What % of IsoHunt searches are used for finding illegal torrents? What % of Google searches are used for finding illegal torrents? That's what will matter to the court.

Well, that and the fact that IsoHunt marketed itself as a way to find pirated content, whereas Google markets itself as a general-use tool.

Comment: Re:Purpose and intents (Score 1) 270

by fishexe (#35511960) Attached to: IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

Back in high school, the cops did a drug sting on campus.

Thankfully, copyright infringement is not a criminal category yet.

Since when? Willful copyright infringement on a commercial scale has been a crime for a decade and a half, at least.

They busted the drug dealers AND the people that told them how to find the drug dealers.

By that reasoning, we could lock up most politicians. They've been telling me there's child porn on the internet for years.

Only if the politicians told you specifically where to go on the internet. I'm assuming they didn't bust people merely for saying, "There are drug dealers somewhere in Jefferson High School."

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. -- R. Buckminster Fuller

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