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Old 08-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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I heard about that. This article doesn't say, but wasn't he selling them?
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Yeah, he was doing it as a business. Illegal yes, but facing up to ten years seems extreme -- many people have done less for homicide.
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The difference is that there are no large corporations advocating for tougher homicide laws, whereas there are millions of dollars behind the push for tougher copyright laws. Perhaps if we start killing the CEOs of large media conglomerates, we can correct both of these problems.
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Yeah, he was doing it as a business. Illegal yes, but facing up to ten years seems extreme -- many people have done less for homicide.
I wasn't thinking about this, but good point. That is awful crazy for something like this, compared to murder.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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The difference is that there are no large corporations advocating for tougher homicide laws, whereas there are millions of dollars behind the push for tougher copyright laws. Perhaps if we start killing the CEOs of large media conglomerates, we can correct both of these problems.
..or as i sometimes call them, the Shinra Corporation. Cutting into profits is like euthanizing products.

It seems to me the greater flaw than corporate greed is that they do these prosecutions to make an example out of somebody (just like with the lady who's pants were sued off by RIAA). But in this case, what's the little guy compared to over-seas pirate companies? They might as well send U.S. Armed Forces into Asia to secure Shinra's revenue stream.
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Meh, yes, this is a big sentence for the crime, but then, the student knew that what he was doing was wrong. Boo
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Meh, yes, this is a big sentence for the crime, but then, the student knew that what he was doing was wrong. Boo
Oh no, he should have got arrested. He knew what he was doing. It just seems like it doesn't fit the crime he actually committed.
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Meh, yes, this is a big sentence for the crime, but then, the student knew that what he was doing was wrong. Boo
Illegal and wrong are two completely separate concepts.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:56 PM   #10
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Illegal and wrong are two completely separate concepts.
You've got that right...and more often than not, in the cases similar to this,the punishment, just to make an example or to keep the public in line, is often way more severe than it needs to be.

The joke is that they're often too lenient on crimes way worse.
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