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Windows 7: Pirates Given Sentence


17 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Pirates Given Sentence

Peter Sunde ('brokep'), Fredrik Neij ('TiAMO'), Gottfrid Svartholm ('Anakata') and Carl Lundström of The Pirate Bay have all been found guilty of 'assisting in making copyright content available' and each have received one year's jail term.

Sunde has hinted at an appeal and that the final decision may be "years away".

The Guardian newspaper is also reporting that the website has been fined $3.6m (£2.4m).

Sunde has also stated that the website will continue operating as normal.

Press conferance: The Pirate Bay - The world's largest BitTorrent tracker

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17 Apr 2009   #2

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Yeah, i just heard that on the news.
Good in my view.
Pirates are bad people.
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17 Apr 2009   #3

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

;-)
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17 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Yeah, i just heard that on the news.
Good in my view.
Pirates are bad people.
Here says the person using a leaked 7068 build of Windows 7. lol
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17 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Oh my, lets hope they manage to use some of that cash to get a cell in a nice open prison with a pc and a coffee machine LOL
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17 Apr 2009   #6

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Studulike View Post
Here says the person using a leaked 7068 build of Windows 7. lol
Get your fact right mate, its 7077 ;-) Just updated my info.
Yeah, I cant really talk although mine do come from Usenet and not Torrents.
The difference being i don't upload anything so i haven't broken any laws (but lets not go in to all that here).
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17 Apr 2009   #7

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

"Here says the person using a leaked 7068 build of Windows 7."
It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of a simple mind," or something close to that.

Seriously, using a leaked build doesn't cost anyone any money. Pirating software, music, or movies does. Of course, since my only source of old movies is pirated movies--think The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Charles Laughton--I'm guilty of supporting piracy.
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17 Apr 2009   #8

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I just dont agree with people making money out of warez.
Im guilty of doing a lot of my shopping in Usenet but i would never pass it on or sell any of it. Its purely for testing purposes ;-)

If these guys weren't making so much money i would have a lot more sympathy for them.

Probably double standards i know but that's me all over.
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17 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 | b7100 | 64 bits
 
 

I support filesharing and especially The Pirate Bay!

Why? Because I think it's a natural development of the internet. I mean anti-piracy companies will never manage to shut down filesharing anymore, so why should they care?
Millions of internet users are already filesharing on a weekly base, and this will go up every generation I think!
Remember that internet is still rather new in perspective and so is filesharing. But the problem is that (for example) lots of children (which have been born with a pc in their hands actually) think it isn't that weird/dangerous/... to use sites like TPB.

So I think it isn't anymore about the principle of "We, the movie companies, are losing money on this".
I think they should accept it and go on with searching for new sources of revenue, instead of trying to stop filesharing which isn't ever going to happen
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17 Apr 2009   #10

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
I just dont agree with people making money out of warez.
Im guilty of doing a lot of my shopping in Usenet but i would never pass it on or sell any of it. Its purely for testing purposes ;-)

If these guys weren't making so much money i would have a lot more sympathy for them.

Probably double standards i know but that's me all over.
well... not to get into it all but, things used to be "different"

i dont think ppl "get" the right perception, or know as much as they think they do, or what they do think they know, is right.

oh btw, no difference in HOW you get things, via torrent, usegroup or what have you, you still got it from the main source... it just trickled down to you... now it doesnt take as long for that process due to bandwidth nowadays.

As for the article/news, i cant see how this judgement was handed down. By definition, they arent hosting anything illegal themselves. Would be like having a forum, and some person comes there posting racist comments or whatever, and your place gets the blame for just having an outlet for the guy's comments. Or, guy starts a fight at a pub, pub is found liable and only guilty party for the actions.

now the t-shirts and other stuff do make my stomach feel ill... but thats capitalism i guess (they are selling their own brand/name albeit)
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