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6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 5, 2012, 11:28 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 18:35:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 16:54:
Agreed. Fear demanding ultimate outward self-illusional control. the bits want to be free, just as we do. Let the bits be free!

Not free, but let the punishment fit the crime. So that would mean charge the guy for a few video rentals and a small fine. Christ, all he really did was the equivalent of shoplifting. And it's not like he forced anyone to download the stuff.

Err, if they just downloaded it or something I might agree but they filmed it in the theater then uploaded them to the internet. I don't see how that's a minor, shoplifting like violation. That can have incredibly damaging results on a film, particularly if its just opening.

I'm not saying they should get 20 years or something silly but I don't see how a jail term is outside of reason and logic. The ugly truth is that many of these groups actually do profit from this, particularly the ones who turn telesyncs and advances around to foreign parties.
 
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5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2012, 20:14 RailWizard
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 13:55:
Willie Lambert, 57, of Pittston, Pa., was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $449,514 in restitution

3 years and half a million bucks for uploading a few films? Land of the free? Land of the corporatocracy more like.

Heh you think that's bad...No jail, but way bigger fine...and it's PORN! lol..
 
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4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2012, 18:35 Cutter
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 16:54:
Agreed. Fear demanding ultimate outward self-illusional control. the bits want to be free, just as we do. Let the bits be free!

Not free, but let the punishment fit the crime. So that would mean charge the guy for a few video rentals and a small fine. Christ, all he really did was the equivalent of shoplifting. And it's not like he forced anyone to download the stuff.
 
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3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2012, 16:54 Simon Says
 
Agreed. Fear demanding ultimate outward self-illusional control. the bits want to be free, just as we do. Let the bits be free!  
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2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2012, 16:47 CJ_Parker
 
Shut up, Cutter. You're next.

 
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1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2012, 13:55 Cutter
 
Willie Lambert, 57, of Pittston, Pa., was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $449,514 in restitution

3 years and half a million bucks for uploading a few films? Land of the free? Land of the corporatocracy more like.
 
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