US Authorities Infringe Copyright Like Ordinary PeopleAdded: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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There were reports in press about the hypocrisy lying within Hollywood’s studios, which, despite all of their beliefs, are in fact violating the copyright legislation themselves. Nevertheless, the charlatanism in question goes even farther, reaching the very halls of the House of Representatives.
A proof was revealed in a recent post by US News & World Report: fighting film and music piracy isn’t the only interesting topic Capitol Hill ponders upon. According to the written in black over white report in question, there’s a list of IP addresses associated with the American House of Representatives. The interests of the latter in BitTorrent turned out to be not limited to simply fight against the service, but to also download content, including TV episodes of super-shows such as Glee, CSI, Dexter, or Home and Away.
It also turned out that they have a taste not just for TV series, but also for films. Last October, for example, these sheep in pirate’s clothing took off the net movies such as Iron Sky, Life of Pi, along with one of BitTorrent’s fans favorite – The Dark Knight Rises.
Of course, just like the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America sued thousands of people in one lawsuit, most of whom got away with a slap on the wrist claiming that “it was not me”, nobody can be sure 100% that those high-profile “pirates” were violating the law themselves. However, IP addresses are IP addresses, and that’s what the courts like to see. No-one’s innocent, then, so maybe the studios should stop pursuing ordinary people or start suing themselves?
January 22nd,2013Posted by:
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
|As with all governments, it's "Do as I say not do as I do".|
|posted by (2013-01-23 00:37:51)|
|god this is way old news. the point is they should be the ones to "cease and desist" in the per-suite of stopping P2P by the pushing of unlawful settlements out side the courts.|
|posted by (2013-01-23 02:55:19)|
|All governments do||
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