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(Slashdot)   The Pirate Bay to sue anti-piracy organization for copyright infringement   ( divider line
    More: Ironic, The Pirate Bay, Save the Children, Infraction, Microsoft Word, TorrentFreak, equal justice under law, objectivity, CSS  
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3200 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Feb 2013 at 9:05 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-19 11:03:57 AM  
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Teiritzamna: Question, what is the status of the parody defense under Finnish law?

There isn't one. There was a recent case where parody got slammed.

No matter what, Pirate Bay wins.

(a) Case doesn't get brought, double standard is brought to light very publicly
(b) Case gets brought, Pirate Bay loses - Parody defense is now a precedent
(c) Case gets brought, Pirate Bay wins
2013-02-19 10:22:34 AM  
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Theaetetus: Although, it's a bit tough to call it plagiarizing, when it's clearly a parody. Consider the sinking-ship version of the logo:

The anti-pirate folks copied HTML and CSS verbatim from TPB's site, down to the source-code comments.
2013-02-19 09:35:14 AM  
1 vote:
The flip-side of this coin would read "Finnish anti-piracy agency caught plagiarizing from TPB".  It all depends on your prospective.  They probably figured those assholes were giving them enough grief that they might as well sue them right back.
2013-02-19 09:30:30 AM  
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cmunic8r99: People still read Slashdot?

More people read slashdot than fark.
2013-02-19 08:27:02 AM  
1 vote:
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