#1 By: Cory Doctorow, January 15th, 2014 23:01
#2 By: Jason, January 16th, 2014 00:18
It's disgusting that an entertainment industry can ruin your life, your kids life, and probably their kids lives with insurmountable debt.
Even if the intent is there, where you knowingly pirated content, it should not carry that kind of punishment.
It's like reverse royalties. Instead of the next 3 or 4 generations of your family riding the waves of your short success, you'll be riding their debts.
#3 By: Daemonworks, January 16th, 2014 03:45
The maximum penalties wouldn't be a problem if they were only applied to commercial misuse as per the original intent.
#4 By: Boundegar, January 16th, 2014 04:32
Debts are not inherited - they go with you to your grave.
#5 By: Jason, January 16th, 2014 06:10
Not here they don't. Even if you're dead, someone has to pay.
#6 By: Tynam, January 16th, 2014 07:17
The original intent of legislators (who were, at best, wilfully naive about this)?
Or the original intent of the media companies that owned them (who knew damn well what they were going to use it for)?
#7 By: Cory Doctorow, January 20th, 2014 23:01
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