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Pirate515
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join:2001-01-22
Brooklyn, NY
reply to Chubbysumo

Re: Well now people have a legal out...

said by Chubbysumo:

...one simply has to file bankruptcy to get out of any judgement against you, and for that matter, they just wasted hours of time on a case to not get paid anything, which would be fine with me.

Well, that doesn't just screw them, that affects you as well. Bankruptcy will tarnish your credit report for the next 7 years, meaning that any applications for mortgages, car loans, credit cards, new cell phone contracts, etc. will be denied on the spot. Trying to rent a new apartment? Many landlords run background checks. The second they see bad credit, they will deny you. Same thing with jobs. Many employers also run background checks, and credit check if a part of many of them.
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axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

Ouch, that seems disproportionate to the offense of copyright infringement.



NormanS
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said by axus:

Ouch, that seems disproportionate to the offense of copyright infringement.

That is the point. The MAFIAA wants Draconian penalties in a de juris system which costs them nothing to bring a complaint, and for which the penalty is 100% certain in their favor, and sufficiently harsh that Internet users will quake in their chairs as they surf the 'net.

They seem to think they will mitigate piracy by hammering the little guy hard.

Personally, I don't think it will work. For all the piracy I committed, I never feared their hammer; I was not pirating their "junk". I did not stop my piracy out of fear of the MAFIAA; but only because the "stuff" I wanted became easily, and legally available.
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