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News Software Pirate to pay $205,000 USD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 23 May 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Neogumbercules New Member

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    Serves him right. I'm not gonna stand on the moral high ground here and claim I have never downloaded anything, but I will say that I was never stupid enough to try and sell stolen materials on ebay.
     
  3. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    That's pretty good, considering that half the time, buy a console with discs as a media on there, and get a spindle of burned games free, lol.
     
  4. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    But who would want to by NA in the first place? Well obviously someone but wow!
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Whilst I too am not entirely guilt free of downloading things, I would agree with punishing people who do it on mass, and make a profit out of it. For them to whack such a big fine, and for him to just accept it without argument (as the article would have us believe), I'm inclined to think $205,000 is probably quite an accurate and reasonable fine. Maybe in this case $505,000 would have actually been excessive, for all we know he made hundreds of thousands of dollars profit from this.
     
  6. bilbothebaggins

    bilbothebaggins New Member

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    Haha! I'll add that distributing NAV would certainly qualify as some kind of terrorism ... :D

    Anyways .... serves him right. Selling stuff you don't own ... pff ...
    (oc, owning stuff you don't own is another matter entirely :hip: )

    cheers.
     
  7. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    People buy pirated software? Surely thats completely against the point?
     
  8. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    They might be buying it thinking it's legit i suppose. People buy pirated dvd's etc from car boots all the time though..
     
  9. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    I dont buy or sell pirated stuff but I have downloaded it but I dont distribute it to anyone either.. Pretty much everyone has downloaded something that they have not bought. But im really against anyone selling or buying pirated stuff.

    I dont think the fine is big enough.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    well done, guys like this make me sick, making a profit from the work from other people is just wrong.
     
  11. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    pirating software is one thing

    making a profit on pirated software is another thing

    pirating software is very shaky ground, but fortunately unless you become a large blip, your likely to get away with it
    Start selling software and making a profit, your gonna become a target in no time at all
     
  12. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    I'm sure the guy deserved it, and its really not smart to sell pirated software. Everyone else is lucky that they have this warning.

    I clicked on this article thinking it was about thepiratebay, because I saw the word pirate and the word "pay" is very similar to "bay", and I saw lots of zeroes, so I had to see what was going on.
     
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    specofdust Banned

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    Good stuff. I'm not going to be drawn into any morality of piracy arguement, but certainly any that exist stand on the idea of no-one making money from stuff, not on different people making money from stuff.

    This person got what they had coming.
     
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