Congress Moves to Criminalize P2P

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. noxes macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2003
    Great White North
    I bet the MPAA and RIAA are paying these Senators some big cash to pass these bills. Either way it doesn't effect me, in Canada we are aloud to download music. :D
  3. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    "The bill, obtained Thursday by Wired News, also would seek penalties of fines and prison time of up to ten years for file sharing."

    In the US: If you rape or kill whilst drink driving, you'd be banged up behind bars for less time than you would for copying files...

    Says a lot really doesn't it. They should go after the real criminals instead of file sharers.
  4. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Killers, rapists hurt society, real people have life altering damage done to them and those around them. These crimes have always been regarded as the worst.

    Peer to peer hurts big business and celebrities. It reduces their profit margins and slows their business growth, slicing into their stupidly high markups/profits.

    You have to ask yourself who is running your country when the moral compass spins like it is now...
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I guess they never heard of open Source...

    Or such P2P programs like BitTorrent

    Such a good useful system of distributing stuff... arg.

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