AngeleDei wrote:I noticed that. Clearly someone who has his/her head firmly on their shoulders and doesn't get propagandized easily
It may very well be the case that people download things which they won't go and buy, but for the purposes of the law and my argument it is up to the claimant to make a case and for a fair trial to proceed on an evidential basis not:
'We accuse you of being a thief therefore we're going to ask your ISP to cut you off or restrict you.'
We know whose side the gov has chosen and their position on civil liberties
If anyone takes away something from what I write then please let it be the following summary:
- Criminal offence (beyond reasonable doubt)
- Dishonestly taking property from owner without intention to give it back
- Property tends to be physical things like cars, books, bags, computers, discs, usually anything you can lay your hands on.
- Civil offence (balance of probabilities)
- Making copies of works without the copyright owner's permission
- Works tend to be the the way something is done (it's expression) rather than the physical object e.g copying books, software in digital form, patterns rather than the cloth itself, movies/games/music in digital form etc
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