Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beware US Pirates!

From Anime News Network (don't ask me to paraphrase this):

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008, which includes a section that would allow the Justice Department to bring civil lawsuits against intellectual property infringers on behalf of content owners. In the proposed law which now goes before the full Senate, any restitution imposed by the lawsuits would be given to the intellecutal property owners as compensation. After receiving complaints from consumer groups and privacy advocates, the committee did revise other sections in the bill to limit the use of information seized during an infringement investigation. The advocates noted that certain provisions allow for seizure of "property used, or intended to be used, in any manner or part to commit or facilitate" a copyright or trademark infringement" — which broadly interpreted, could apply to computers used for file-sharing video and audio content.

So yeah. Don't do those things that this US senate law says not to do...

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2 Comments:

At September 13, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Blogger Zaku-sama said...

As much as this seems like the end of us pirates, it truly isn't. So the US decides to pass this bullshit law that tells us that we can't have free stuff...this is what we support? This is oppression. The motto is "Why pay, when I can have it free?" If they want people to pay for stuff, then stop making us pay high prices. I'm Canadian so I'm not hit with this crap, but since we love to follow the US I'll have to comply too. GG USA.

 
At September 14, 2008 at 1:43 AM, Blogger KageNek said...

Is this supposed to stop me? I lol'd.

 

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