Would Hollywood sue the Post Office for not stopping pirated copies of movies being delivered by mail? No of course not. Can someone explain the difference?
Re: Would Hollywood sue the Post Office People realize how difficult it would be for the Post Office to have to prove everything that goes through the mail is legitimate, but too many people are still under the delusion that all ISPs have to do is hook it up a few boxes, and suddenly all piracy will end.
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said by Stumbles:And this is why the **AAs are often referred to as the MAFIAA.
Hmmm, that sounds a lot like a mobster, erm, rackateer, erm, the **AAs business (ya ya that's it) suing a government for letting illegal CD/DVDs being carted over the highways.
In some ways this action by them is remarkably similar to the French SPPF suing Limewire, Morpheus, Vuze and SourceForge. And equally likely to fail as well.
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said by jmn1207:And money - for both sides.
You're just wasting time and energy.
Sure, The MAFIAA can afford it - but the ISPs cannot afford to lose money on legal fees. Eventually they'll just resort to giving up and letting the MAFIAA have what they want.. "just don't sue us".
Real mob: "do what we tell you to or we'll break your legs"
MAFIAA: "do what we tell you to or we'll break your wallet"
Same difference, same end result. (eventually)
Governments need to step in and stop this by outlawing frivolous lawsuits like this.
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said by MrMoody:Yep. You get sued if you try and fail. You get sued if you stop something incorrectly; You get sued if you fail to stop something. In other words, you lose all around.
When you agree to be traffic cop, you get sued for failing.
It's not worth the headache or expense.
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said by TheMG:Well you are part of the problem then. If it was worth watch logically it is worth paying for. If the movie is so crappy it's not worth paying for then why bother downloading and watching it. That's like eating a plate of dog crap because it was free.
I still go to the movies, but if I want to watch a movie a second time then I just download it. I only buy movies which are worth watching several times over, and that does not happen very often at all, only have 20 purchased movies over the course of 5 years.
Sorry, but if movies and TV shows are that bad they aren't worth what the studios charge then yous peak wth your wallet and you don't buy. That doesn't mean you steal or "copy". The fact is if a millon people steal a movie then they aren't sending the message that the movie is crap and has no value they are giving the studios the exact OPPOSITE impression. And this in turn gives the studios the supposed ammo they need to go after downloaders. Anyone that says they download to "get back" at the studios are either delusional, lying or just plain stupid.
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said by Cheese:there are international copyright laws... supposedly. i dont have a clue where to even look that kind of stuff up.
I don't understand how a US based company is able to sue in a foreign court. Just makes no sense.