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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dirty pirates

Posted on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Well I'm very happy to hear that illegal downloads will hopefully be prosecuted here in Canada. The States has succesfully recovered funds from over 200,000 (in less than 2 years) individuals and countless others that have complied and paid the fines to avoid being named in a lawsuit. I have great faith in the Montreal firm that is pioneering this case for the courts. There is no excuse for illegally downloading anything, only a grandoise sense of perverted entitlement. I don't care if the copyright owners have billions in the bank, it is still their work, effort and creativity and they deserve compensation no matter how rich they are. Now there is a $5,000 limit on damages awarded to non-commercial copyright infringment unlike the States, but I am confident its enough. The firm in question currently has over one million different evidence files containing users personal IPs to pursue and thats only the beginning. It is the only form of stealing that is socially acceptable and there is something terribly wrong with that. —KPK

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