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Gozo

join:2012-07-25
reply to OSUGoose

Re: U.S. Government doesn't need permission

said by OSUGoose:

Are you seriously defending (accused) counterfeiters here? That's what your post smells like.

He isn't but I gladly will. The key issue here is due process and rule of law.

In many cases ICE will forcefully take domains without trial and sometimes they will take down thousands of completely innocent websites in the process.

Labeling someone as a terrorist, communist, counterfeiter, etc doesn't make it true and opens to door to widespread abuse. Just because they say it, doesnt make it true. This is why we have courts so facts and evidence can be discovered.

This policy will lead to other countries following the US government's lead, remember the internet is global.

Whats stopping countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia or even Eqypt from seizing domains that host videos or posts that they consider offensive to the Muslim faith?

Whats stopping China from seizing domains that are critical of their government?

Of course, some of you are going to retort and say something like "copyright is a whole other issue! It has nothing to do with politics and religion" but politics and religious should be a personal issue just like copyright should be a civil issue and like all civil issues (ie evictions), it should be handled by the courts before law enforcement gets involved.


OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
Ok so if I steal something out your house it should be delt with by the cops you should just sue me?

robhwill

join:2008-02-23
Detroit, MI
reply to Gozo
Amen and Amen!! Those that would not wait for the process would subvert the very system they claim to cherish!! See, it's all good see --- as long as mostly or only they (those whom would rush to judgment) have at the very least the most power to decide what is or is not American, safe, private, etc. etc. However, when the "gubbamint" steps on their rights (bailout of banks, not 'Main St.', or failure to realize jobs, reduce foreign competition, or _________ take your pick) or otherwise abuses its power(s) then oohhhh, look out. The fundamental question we must all ask of ourselves is this: Are we against anyone having unchecked power, or are we merely against (fundamentally) the ones that currently wield such power having it ---- with ourselves as the most viable replacement??
Have A Healthy, Prosperous Day!
---rob


DataRiker
Premium
join:2002-05-19
00000
reply to OSUGoose
When somebody makes a counterfeit Coach purse they are not going into the Coach factory and taking a purse, which is what you are suggesting.

Also, the fact that most people know they are buying a knock off, it becomes all the more pointless.

The market deals with this easily. People that want the real deal can find it easy enough, and those that don't can find what they want too.

The vast majority of counterfeiting is done willingly between both parties.


OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
They are stealing the brand's image. Go out there and try and sell knock off Monster Cables and see how fast your in jail.


DataRiker
Premium
join:2002-05-19
00000

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said by OSUGoose:

They are stealing the brand's image.

The market has a very simple and efficient way of dealing with counterfeits, no laws needed.

Let me give you a brilliant example. When I was in Vietnam they had genuine pharmaceutical drugs and knock off (local generic)drugs. Everybody knows where to get both.

If you can't afford the known good drugs, you can take a chance with generic local produced drugs.

But the point being, everybody knows where to get which type.

But in countries like the US, where the market is not really allowed to work, it becomes harder to verify originals from fakes. You have exactly the opposite of what is intended.


not

@comcast.net
reply to OSUGoose
said by OSUGoose:

They are stealing the brand's image. Go out there and try and sell knock off Monster Cables and see how fast your in jail.

Monster should be going to jail for overcharging for the same cable that you can get without their brand name for way less money. Why isn't that illegal?!!?

Oh yeah, because it's corporate America where it's supply and demand... right? Wait, it's still counterfeiting... except that Monster sells you the cheap stuff for a lot more as opposed to what the knockoff guys do in that they sell you cheap stuff for cheap.

I got news for you. Large corporations do nothing more than make the same cheap stuff, but because they have the money to trademark their names/logos and spend the billions you pay them for it to get celebrities to endorse those products, they should be allowed to rip you off?

I guess we're damned if we do and damned if we don't. Huh?

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
Premium
join:2011-08-11
NYC
kudos:2
reply to OSUGoose
Just out of curiosity...

If I go buy a no-name, cheapo wallet and I make a Coach symbol myself in my basement and slap it on... just walk around with it telling everyone it is a Coach wallet, have I stolen the 'image'? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

Or if I look at the patents for Monster Cables... buy the same special Low-Oxygen copper wire, connect the same style gold-plated connectors... in effect made my own Monster Cables and connected them in my car, have I stolen their design? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5
said by CXM_Splicer:

Just out of curiosity...

If I go buy a no-name, cheapo wallet and I make a Coach symbol myself in my basement and slap it on... just walk around with it telling everyone it is a Coach wallet, have I stolen the 'image'? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

Or if I look at the patents for Monster Cables... buy the same special Low-Oxygen copper wire, connect the same style gold-plated connectors... in effect made my own Monster Cables and connected them in my car, have I stolen their design? Do I deserve to go to jail for that?

If you distribute the fake products, then you are in the very least open to a civil suit.
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kevinds
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join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Shaw

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reply to Gozo
And before someone else says, it doesn't happen, and there are things in place that don't allow it,

ICE took the mooo.com domain, and sent somewhere around 84000 websites to the child-porn warning couple years ago.
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.


JakCrow

join:2001-12-06
Palo Alto, CA
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

If you distribute the fake products, then you are in the very least open to a civil suit.

Which brings up the question of why government is acting almost exclusively on the behalf of corporations these days.

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
Premium
join:2011-08-11
NYC
kudos:2
reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

If you distribute the fake products, then you are in the very least open to a civil suit.

And if they are not distributed but instead used personally by you? I would fully expect OSUGoose to say it is also stealing and should be punished.