View Full Version : Justice Dept. Cracks Down on Net Piracy
04-22-2004, 07:52 PM
Damn our choices on what to steal is going to be severly limited if this guy keeps it up. :p
04-22-2004, 11:35 PM
"Without copyright protection and enforcement, piracy will dramatically and deleteriously impact the future of the American film industry."
*sniff sniff* Eww. I smell bullshit. :)
The Justice Department crackdown has not targeted the end-users of these pirated products, who in general can be prosecuted if they download 10 or more illegal copies of copyrighted material worth $2,500 or more.
Heh. So I can download 9 copies of, like XP Server 2004 or Autocad, and not have to worry about being prosecuted. Kewl. :D
If only I had a T1... :p
04-23-2004, 12:10 AM
someone get me office 2003 pro......dial ups suck....
04-23-2004, 03:20 AM
shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years, or fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, if the offense consists of the reproduction or distribution, including by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of at least 10 copies or phonorecords, of 1 or more copyrighted works, which have a total retail value of more than $2,500;
04-23-2004, 11:07 AM
so I'm curious, how exactly does it work if:
I'm a SONY employee
I logon to limewire or something while I'm at work at SONY, and I download Michael Jackson's new single before its scheduled to be released, onto my SONY Vaio laptop
I use my SONY CD-Writer, and accompanying SONY CD software to transfer the song from MP3 to CDA
I make copies of the original CD, onto multiple blank SONY CDs, using my SONY CD-Writer, installed on my SONY Vaio, of Michael Jackson's new single, and illegally distribute it to my fellow SONY coworkers...
can SONY prosecute itself, by prosecuting me??? can SONY prosecute themselves for manufacturing the hardware capable of illegally stealing copywritten work from their own artist?
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