Originally Posted by Lil Chris
I'm not sure. Typically most times a cease and desist letter from an attorney is enough for simple copyright infringements (not usually enough for torrent site owners). With that said, most torrent sites do not charge for content either, so it's not considered commercial copyright infringement (see image below)
Should the attorney general have the power to enforce other countries to comply to our laws? Isn't this what gets us into trouble, messing around with other countries laws. We should not be policing the world, even if they are doing wrong (the line should be drawn at physical damage/violence, not intellectual property IMO). I'm not sad for Hollywood, they are still making HUGE, HUGE profits and are a greedy bunch. They weren't complaining when they got to sell the same content over and over. first 8 track, then records, then tapes, then cd's. Once they went digital the rules changed.
If we've learned anything, stopping people from committing copyright infringement is a very difficult task. Nearly every form of protection has been broken. The only one I know that hasn't is called DigiCipher 2
, or simply DCII.
This is a complex system of encryption developed by general instruments now owned by Motorola. Used in c-band satellite.
No, I do not use torrent sites. I might produce copyrighted material some day as well, so I can see both sides of the issue too. In fact the issue has come up about 8-10 years ago when flash websites were the rage. People would blatantly steal the site and put their name on it, but it's not quite the same issue. But I think this image clears up some confusion...
1. ) This law doesn't compel foreign countries to do anything. If they didn't read our news they would be unaware anything is going on. There are no actions we are asking a foreign nation to do because of this law.
2. ) File sharing can be commercial copyright infringement. If it weren't we'd have plenty of torrent sites in this country, as far as I know none are hosted inside the US. The thing your picture ignores is the value of the created property to the owner. Piracy, stealing, file sharing all destroy the value of the created content for the owner thats why they are considered alike.
3. ) This whole it will never work and Hollywood is greedy are silly. If you think they're being to greedy don't watch or listen to their products.