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The courts have ruled that
the biggest idiot ever convicted pirate Joel Tenenbaum has willfully infringed on copyrights, and has awarded the RIAA and the media companies $675,000 , $22,500 for each of the 30 songs he admitted to sharing. In a interview following the judgment, Tenenbaum noted that things could have gotten shitloads worse:
“I’m disappointed, but not surprised, but I’m thankful that it wasn’t much bigger, that it wasn’t millions.”
I don’t understand why people insist on sharing a file after they’ve downloaded it. Let the masses do it and you will still benefit. There are probably 1,000’s of people that download music and don’t even realize that they are seeding sharing it afterward. $675,000 seems a bit much for a jury of his peers to award the record companies because how do they expect the RIAA to get the money from him. They better hire the best bill collectors on earth, Rent-a-Center. When you owe them money they come to your house to take back the shit you have and they are relentless. He said he would have to file bankruptcy if he doesn’t win his appeal. I’m really glad that I stopped seeding downloading music and movies after my computer crashed the frist time. You download too much porn and you’re pretty much bound to get a virus. Tokes go out to Tenenbaum and his internet life, because its gonna be pretty boring.
Illegally sharing files is why the internet is soooo amazing wrong and people really shouldn’t be doing it…OK I know that wasn’t very convincing, but only because I’m not quite so sure where I stand on this issue.
A Dutch court has ordered three of The Pirate Bay’s founders to block traffic to and from the Netherlands. The Pirate Bay, which has more than 20 million users, provides an index to BitTorrent files, which can be used for trading media such as movies, music and computer games. The court ruled in favor of antipiracy organisation Stichting Brein, which alleged that Pirate Bay has been infringing copyright in the Netherlands for a very long time.
The new ruling gives the men who are allegedly responsible for the site only 10 days to shut down the site or they will face an inital fine of 3million euros. If the site is not down after the first fine has been imposed they will also face an extra 30,000 euros per day fine for each day that the site is still live. Yesterday at the hearing one of the men was qutoed saying:
“None of us live in The Netherlands, operate from there or even own the site they are suing over. There are so many errors in this lawsuit that it’s almost a crime to spend the court’s time this way!”
It’s a sad day for Pirateay users, but if my memory serves me correctly, which I’m not so sure about because I smoke like Montell Williams, Piratebay has already been through such litigation, but since their are no anti-piracy laws in certain European countries they can simply move their servers like I believe they did last time. Long live the pirates…arghhhhh