said by vic102482: I dont think its right to send college kids to jail for downloading their fav. album. This isnt China.
No, you are right, jail is an overreaction. But they are stealing and they know it is stealing. Maybe a lesser punishment, like confiscation of their PC and a probationary period where internet access is prohibited. -- I found out that all the important lessons of life are contained in the three rules for achieving a perfect golf swing: 1.Keep your head down - 2. Follow through - 3. Be born with money
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Let's get it straight
said by SRFireside:Copyright infringement at best. NOT stealing. I wish the pro-RIAA people would get it straight.
Exactly. Stealing would be going into Tower Records and shoplifting the artist's CD.
Stealing would be pirating the physical CD and selling the resultant counterfeit for profit.
Filesharing is NOT stealing. No more than taping a song off the radio is stealing. It's not in either case because you haven't STOLEN any*thing*. -- "tick...tick...tick..." »www.jtf.org/ [text was edited by author 2003-03-25 12:51:31]