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(Slashdot)   Using federal courts to extort huge copyright violation payments might be just a little bit unconstitutional   ( yro.slashdot.org) divider line
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4286 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Dec 2012 at 12:29 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-13 04:01:29 PM  
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elchupacabra: Theaetetus:

Say she set fire to your house... Is it a good reason that she shouldn't have to buy you a new house that she's a middle-class woman? Forget about fairness to her, what about fairness to you, the wronged party?
The same applies, even if the RIAA companies are rich as gods. Compensatory damages are about repairing the wrong done to the plaintiff. The fact that that may be painful or bankrupting for the defendant is irrelevant, since the alternative would mean that someone is harmed and doesn't get made whole.

Wow. You just compared burning someone's house down to sharing copyrighted material.

/house burned down in my childhood
//fark you very much

Probably shouldn't have downloaded that ABBA CD off the torrents then, eh?
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