Internet piracy site in bid for own island to beat copyright laws 62 replies

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#1 13 years ago
Fez Boy

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#2 13 years ago

That's actually brilliant. I have a great deal of respect for these people.




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#3 13 years ago

I don't. Money is what motivates artists to make thier movies, taking that away will just piss them off and the media will be rolling in with less quality work, and definatly less in quantity with people not wanting thier shit to be stolen. And i'm not a rich person, which is saying alot about supporting anti-piracy laws.




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#4 13 years ago

I agree with Fez Boy. That's an incredibly good idea for them.




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#5 13 years ago

We're never going to stop piracy, and when it comes down to it, it gets a lot of peoples music out there and as such they get more fans.




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#6 13 years ago

I agree with -DarthMaul- and I don't see anything good about it. Would it be just fine if you would work hard, spending stressful hour after hour in making new album, movie or game just because some person who "don't have enough money to buy it" pirates it from some island? For me it wouldn't, people must have right to enjoy from the fruits of their hard work. It's enough when some music corporation and state's tax office already take large chunk of money from an artist's work.

Even if piracy is a lot of easier, safer and less visible, actually doesn't make it anymore legal than stealing a movie from video store. Some may regard this as narrow-minded or even stupid thinking, but that's the way how it really is. Many people just don't understand it.

P.S. Copying music etc. for own use from already paid product is its own thing.




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#7 13 years ago

What I don't quite understand is that, even if they become their own country and host all of the files, when people download from the servers (from countries with copyright laws) they are still breaking the law aren't they, even if the files are across the border? Does the copyright law only apply for the host of the files or the person that downloads them?




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#8 13 years ago

As cool as it would be to have your own country, doing it for piracy doesnt seem to be right.


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#9 13 years ago
Overwatch;3482387What I don't quite understand is that, even if they become their own country and host all of the files, when people download from the servers (from countries with copyright laws) they are still breaking the law aren't they, even if the files are across the border? Does the copyright law only apply for the host of the files or the person that downloads them?

Well, in theroy, the site that provides the data for downloading the copyrighted material would be guilty of aiding and abetting. But, as long as the site is in it's own country, which in theory has it's own laws, it can't be processicuted.

This would give the US a great target to bomb. They would be to happy to do it, since most of what they would be destroying would be machines, and not people, no one would really give a damn.




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#10 13 years ago

Well the place is habitable no doubt people will be living there, and word is if you donate to the cause you become a legal citizen of the place, naturally making it legal to live there your self, though I don't know how many people can live there.