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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Puzzled. What do I care if the studios had, are, or will have, record earnings? You speak of movies, I speak of copyrighted material in general which also includes content from the music, books and software industries.

    You speak of money, I speak of copyrighted material. See the difference? Or do I also need to link to a dictionary for you?
    You made a blanket statement (all too prevalent in such discussions) that I asked you to back up. I merely provided an example of why it's not that black and white.

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    What's not black or white? Do I really need to back up the fact every time someone downloads a book from a torrent, the author copyright was infringed? Or that every time someone downloads a song, the authors rights were infringed?

    Give me a break. Torrent search engines are all to eager to provide you all you need in order to exchange this type of material. From their search engine facilities that allow you to search for books, software, music, video, to their user comments features, to their submission mechanisms.

    I own a bookstore. You have any idea what it means to hear "I can get that from the web"? I need no convincing you. I know copyrights are being shredded to pieces all over the internet. The very nature of the medium makes it very hard to protect your rights. But that doesn't doesn't mean they don't exist here.

    It only means, under the cover of our privacy rights, we can steal.
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    I would like to add that I can see an exception to a copyright infringe rule.
    If I would purchase something, but the delivery time is 2 weeks, then I see no harm in downloading said item and using in the meantime until the physical item is delivered (seeing as how I did pay for the item).

    Similarly, though it may be copyright infringement, I see no harm in downloading copyrighted stuff you already own. Own a music CD? Feel free to download the songs it contains (this is illegal under most laws). Own a game (whether it be a PC game or console game), feel free to download it, as well. You have purchased the said item, after all.

    But the RIAA would destroy this, as many other things, as well.
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    Do I really need to back up the fact every time someone downloads a book from a torrent, the author copyright was infringed? Or that every time someone downloads a song, the authors rights were infringed?
    It depends on the license of the book and the song.

    Now, although as a technology torrents have nothing to do with piracy, the situation surrounding some of the common illegal uses of this technology makes this a sensitive legal issue. Consequently, I am closing this thread and removing references to websites that have strong associations with these illegal activities.
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