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Re: Ppl need a reality check about leaving due to their stance
There could be a lot of false positives, true, but things people have to realize.
1. You are be sued, not prosecuted in a federal court. This is small claims, get some advise for a lawyer (Damn you, auto-correct!), but do your own research. Be willing to take a day off of work to show up for your case. If you have your evidence, court will rule in your favour.
2. Legal Aid. Most Canadians won't qualify for it, as income has to be well below poverty. You will get duty council at the court, use them to navigate the court room. If you go to court, assuming it goes that far, dress in business attire, have a brief case with well organized documents. Most likely the case won't even be heard, but if they do show up (Voltage), you'll at least give them a run for there money.
3. If you are guilty of said crime, ask the judge to mediate fairly. Downloading a movie for your personal use doesn't make you a pirate, they need to prove that you cost them x amount of dollars. Torrenting for 1 hour doesn't do that.
Also, stop torrenting these types of files. There are other places you can use. Alternatively, you can just use legal methods.
I'd say that 99.9% of people do not use these sites intentionally to hurt these companies. However, the market has changed and the days of renting 5 videos for 7 days for $6 are gone. It doesn't leave people with too many inexpensive ways to rent movies legally. Red Box is fine, if they have the movie in. VOD is very expensive. And legal online sources are either pricey or months behind. The music industry for the most part has slowly caught up and we rarely hear of lawsuits now a days. It's time for the movie industry to catch up to the 21st century and if people who are caught do the right thing and defend themselves against ridiculous charges, then we will see changes here as well.
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