Court reinstates $675,000 damages for downloading
A federal appeals court has reinstated a $675,000 judgment against a Boston University student who illegally downloaded and shared songs on the Internet.Full Story
#1 Sep 19, 2011
this is why I just listen to the radio. Since they started suing people I neither buy nor illegally download music nor will I ever.
#2 Sep 20, 2011
Remember the 'ownership society'. Everything will eventually be owned by somebody or some business. We all will 'pay' to read, listen or otherwise use whatever it is. Anything public or owned in common is socialist (isn't it?). Pay for use will be the norm. If you can't pay ... to bad.
Just wait until all highways, roads and streets are owned. You will be charged to walk, ride or drive by distance.(Perry's TX toll road project is a start). The technology is being perfected to enforce this in Europe.
#3 Sep 22, 2011
Nothing wrong with ownership, private property rights are one of the cornerstones of of liberty. It is not ownership that is unreasonable, it is when someone does something unreasonable with it. It is reasonable to charge a toll for a road you don't have the government does not have the money to build it is unreasonable to continue to collect the toll as a tax after it is paid for. It is not unreasonable to charge me for music I buy, however after that it is mine do do what I want, it is unreasonable to tell me I can buy music but only play it on approved devices. It is that people wont stand up against it, if people say ok we just wont buy your music at all, then the digital rights laws would change, it is people who look at a unreasonable toll don't hold politicians responsible that allow it to continue.
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