Thursday, November 13, 2003

Share 'True Crime,' do the time | CNET

Share 'True Crime,' do the time | CNET "A forthcoming copyright bill backed by key U.S. senators would place file swappers in prison for up to three years if they have a copy of even one prerelease movie in their shared folders.

In addition to the prison term, the Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act would punish making such movies available on a public 'computer network' as a federal felony with a fine of up to $250,000. It would not require that any copyright infringement actually take place. "

I knew it wouldn't take that long before the specter of prison reared it's ugly head.

There are much better, simpler, economic solutions to this problem than jack-booted thugs. But hey, Hollywood loves to make a show of it.

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