View Full Version : A forthcoming copyright bill would place file swappers in pr...

Nov 13, 2003, 02:25 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: A forthcoming copyright bill would place file swappers in prison for up to three years if they have a copy of even one prerelease movie in their shared folders. (http://news.com.com/2100-1026-5106684.html?tag=nefd_hed)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by arn

Nov 13, 2003, 02:33 PM
This is bs,

Peter Jaszi, a professor at American University who teaches copyright law, said he is "deeply troubled" by the wording of the draft legislation, because it does not say any actual copyright infringement must take place--only that the file be available in a shared folder, Web site or FTP (File Transfer Protocol) site. "It says we don't care if anybody got any of these copies," Jaszi said. "We're going to conclude that at least 10 people did. It relieves the copyright owner of having to prove that any violation of their rights actually happened."

Give me a break. Ill put whatever I want on my FTP for backup purposes. :rolleyes: 3 years for just putting it on there? Thats insane.

Nov 13, 2003, 03:21 PM
This seems fair. The only time the Federal sentence comes in is if the movie hasn't been released, and a person has it available for public downloading. You can load whatever you want on your pc, it just cant be available for the public downloading.

Nov 13, 2003, 03:24 PM
"What are you in for?"

"Murder One. 2 years with good behavior. You?"

"I provided a high bandwidth connection to my FTP server, on which I stored an AVI rip of Shrek 2. 3 years."

Nov 13, 2003, 06:10 PM
can i get a copy of shrek 2 :D lol

Nov 13, 2003, 09:29 PM
This type of BS makes me sooo angry. My God, we have murders, rapists, and pedophiles walking around and we're going after people sharing movies? What is this country coming to? It makes me sick.