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    Talking 261 & counting..

    OMG...261 P2Per's are being sued...and counting! Hmm lets see, 341 shops who pirate software, a population of 800K +/-...and roughly more than half are hard-core P2Per's.
    Think the music industry would sue ALL of Kuwait for that ****? heh.

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    Re: 261 & counting..

    Originally posted here by burqiyou
    Think the music industry would sue ALL of Kuwait for that ****? heh.
    Don't be suprised if they do:

    The Recording Industry Association of America warned it ultimately may file thousands of cases.
    Hmm...maybe not Kuwait, but how about Madagascar?

    An estimated 60 million Americans participate in file-sharing networks, using software that makes it simple for computer users to locate and retrieve for free virtually any song by any artists within moments. Internet users broadly acknowledge music-trading is illegal, but the practice has flourished in recent years since copyright statutes are among the most popularly flouted laws online.



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    Re: Re: 261 & counting..

    I wonder how far can they "reach" with those lawsuits of theirs? My bandwidth is slowing down with all that music...

    “Get a lawyer,” advised Fred von Lohmann, a lawyer for the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has criticized the industry association’s use of copyright subpoenas. “There’s no simpler advice than that, whether you intend to fight this or not. You’ll need someone to advise you.”

    Gimme a break. Won't some camel doctor from the next camp help, instead of a lawyer?


    Originally posted here by Showtime8000


    Don't be suprised if they do:



    Hmm...maybe not Kuwait, but how about Madagascar?




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    Hi,

    I think that a lot will depend on three basic factors:

    1. The size of the target. (USA = 60M Kuwait = 400k?)
    2. Local laws on copyright.
    3. Cost of local legal action. (No sense in spending $5,000 to recover $500?)

    Hey, the entertainment industry certainly cannot take the moral high ground. The sell stuff at differential prices across the globe, and try to fix it so products sold in less prosperous countries won't work in ones where they are ripping people off?

    I think that these actions are just a case of "sabre rattling" to try to scare people?


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