reply to hld3
said by hld3:Well then I guess the copyright police are going to have to go out and have everyone who trades music digitally & populates the various illegal usenet groups arrested & thrown in jail. And as long as we're rounding up the violaters, I hope that you are going to personally chuck your VCR -as well as all other devices that are able to record- because everything at some point in time was created by someone else and eventually copyrighted, including Victor Hugo's idea of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, which Disney -now crying copyright foul with the rest of the digital copyright oligopoly- took & distorted into a ridiculous cartoon. Had the DMCA been in existence at the time, Disney and others like them would be SOL. So next time, don't be so quick to defend the status quo of the RIAA and other corrupt corporate entities.
To put it simply, sharing mp3's, videos, and photographs is illegal if someone owns the copyright to them. The same thing can be said of the activity in the warez groups too.
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?
[text was edited by author 2002-04-02 13:33:47]