It didn't happen to many drivers. It happened to many drivers who reported this particular issue.
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> Under US Copyright law, damage awards are not necessarily connected to actual damages
One of the many things that makes US copyright law ridiculous.
The appropriate response to such a statement is a delivery of mint Monopoly® bills to the sum of 1.5 trillion.
Aren't you mixing up free software with open source?
Before they were shut down had reasonable prices and an extensive library; they charged by bit-rate (hence bandwidth) at very reasonable prices.
I think the lesson to be learned here is to demand legal statements from people that absolve you of responsibility for their stupidity. "You want these passwords? First give me something I can bring to court
I think above all, that is the really is the lesson to be learnt.
He could have handed everything over (even though it violated a contract) and it would all be forgotten
Or he might have been sued into bankruptcy for breaking his contract.
This was not a verdict that we came to lightly
Well, you've set precedence now. Everyone else from practically now till forever will live with this. Felony computer compromise for NOT providing passwords
I'm sure many people posting are of the mindset that he's not guilty because he shouldn't reveal the passwords
Even the sentence on which he has been found guilty is ridiculous. Sounds like he was found guilty, and they the closest matching sentence was chosen.
You could always use Qemu sans KVM
GNOME, he touched GNOME. Please leave my KDE alone.
When it was called the Linux action show, only portions about it were about Linux or software that runs on Linux
> To be fair, Red Hat is capitalizing on the work of Linux developers
Yah, it's not like they pay a large number of Linux developers.
One or two queries to their database
I assume this is one of those charges that they don't intend to pursue fairly, as FBI warnings, and DVD encryption have done a lot more towards "Inducing copyright infringement" than isoHunt.
That we have a (rather legitimate) concern of being sued for the arrangement of bits we have access to.