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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:39 am

Tavish wrote:3 months deffered jail time isn't nearly enough punishment. The guy got off *very* easy.


It was a plea bargain. They just wanted to get the first person convicted under this new law and media coverage of a first criminal conviction for internet piracy - and it worked look at this thread.

This case is all about deterrence - people are now talking about a criminal conviction for illegal d/l for the first time.
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Postby GiantFan666 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:42 am

$50 Million??? Thats a pretty healthy size hard drive!! :-°
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Postby JTWood » Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:32 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:Awww, poor music industry, too bad you priced yourself right out of the business. CDs are dead. Digital music is the future, and you cannot stop everyone from illegal downloads. And this spills into computer programs too. Out of everyone who has photoshop in the cafes, how many actually shelled out the 700 bucks for it? No one, thats who. No one would have started pirating had the music industry not made ridiculous prices.

Umm... I actually paid for it. We have the whole Adobe suite. It's considerably cheaper to purchase everything in bulk.

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Postby trevisc » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:29 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:
The FBI found more than $50 million in music and movies on Dhaliwal's computer.


Good grief.....$50 million.... 8-o


holy cow!!!! How many movies is that? He must have had one heck of a harddrive..

Here is his downfall though:


adding that Dhaliwal was copying and selling the pirated material


I don't really have a problem with College kids sharing movies/games/programs/music but if you take those and sell them for money then that's where I believe he made his mistake.
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Postby ironman » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:39 am

George: I'm a bootlegger.

Anna: You're a what?

George: I'm bootleggin' a movie, baby!

Anna: Isn't that illegal?

George: I can do hard time for this one. And community service!

Anna: Is this your FiberCon?

George: (Takes it and throws it out window) Get outta my way!



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Postby slomo007 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:43 am

ironman wrote:George: I'm a bootlegger.

Anna: You're a what?

George: I'm bootleggin' a movie, baby!

Anna: Isn't that illegal?

George: I can do hard time for this one. And community service!

Anna: Is this your FiberCon?

George: (Takes it and throws it out window) Get outta my way!



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LMAO, tremendous show. ;-D
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:09 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:Awww, poor music industry, too bad you priced yourself right out of the business. CDs are dead. Digital music is the future, and you cannot stop everyone from illegal downloads. And this spills into computer programs too. Out of everyone who has photoshop in the cafes, how many actually shelled out the 700 bucks for it? No one, thats who. No one would have started pirating had the music industry not made ridiculous prices.


Agreed. The music industry would be better of expending its resources by making legal downloading a better, easier way to get your music, and not alienating its consumers by suing and pressing charges.
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Postby kentx12 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:17 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:
The FBI found more than $50 million in music and movies on Dhaliwal's computer.


Good grief.....$50 million.... 8-o



That is alot of music and movies. 8-o
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:18 am

Transmogrifier wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:Awww, poor music industry, too bad you priced yourself right out of the business. CDs are dead. Digital music is the future, and you cannot stop everyone from illegal downloads. And this spills into computer programs too. Out of everyone who has photoshop in the cafes, how many actually shelled out the 700 bucks for it? No one, thats who. No one would have started pirating had the music industry not made ridiculous prices.


Agreed. The music industry would be better of expending its resources by making legal downloading a better, easier way to get your music, and not alienating its consumers by suing and pressing charges.


You mean that napster and puretracks are not easy to use?

I've never used napster but I use puretracks all the time - $0.99 per song and d/l in a couple of seconds. Easy as pie.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:02 pm

Selling them is asking for trouble...especially if you do it on a college network which is monitored...this kid was plain stupid.
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