quote: Ooops! Sorry.
quote: It wasn't so long ago that some US states still had prisoners forced to work in chain-gangs, I believe. That was unbelievable in the later part of the 20th century.
quote: So its just a grand illusion, this is why smaller players almost always lose in these markets.
quote: Just send everybody from the CEO to the assembly workers to jail
quote: Wow what is this, Communist Russia? Let's just throw everyone in jail, that will fix everything?
quote: Those who do have money control the future of the nation through the passing of laws.
quote: People who illegally stream copyrighted content don't do it for profit, they do it for free and for the love of the content they illegally stream.
quote: If not, they make some noise 'cos most people out there have NO IDEA of how duped they are.
quote: Paid off is synonymous to campaign contribution.
quote: This only applies to those to broadcast the material, and not those who view it
quote: If the MPAA tries that, then viewers can start using offshore VPN servers to hide their activities.
quote: That being said we all know that illegal use or distribution of copyright protected works is a crime and it always will be a crime because you are stealing. This will not change. The only debate is over the punishment.
quote: Obviously pirates haven't heeded the message so far so it's only appropriate that the ante be upped until most of them buy a clue. Five years mandatory prison and a $10K per copy fine should be the minimum punishment. Just the fact that some folks are opposed to this punishment means it has a good chance of being more effective than the current slap on the wrist punishment.
quote: Punishment is meant to be a deterrent for braindead people in denial. Five years and $10K per copy should make a few more people pause and re-think their actions. If they are dumb enough to violate copyright law then they are dumb enough to spend five years in the slammer. I have no sympathy for idiots who create their own problems.