|Re: MPAA Demands Tougher Laws - Jail Time - For Bootleggers|
|Robert Bonomi (email@example.com)|
Sun, 11 Dec 2005 00:47:05 -0000
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,|
David Caruso <email@example.com> wrote:
> By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer
> Every evening rush hour, hustlers lugging bags full of bootlegged
> Bootleggers apparently have little to fear. Under state law, people
Of course, under Federal copyright infringement statutes, which such
All the copyright owners have to do is file the _appropriate_ lawsuits.
But that's a civil tort. and _they_ have to do the investigation and
A criminal violation, -that- is the responsibility of 'somebody else'
> As part of its worldwide campaign against piracy, the film industry is
> A bill pushed by the Motion Picture Association of America would make
> Making the crime a misdemeanor also would empower police to arrest
> People caught a second time would be charged with a felony.
> "We have to do something, because right now there's no risk," said
*IF* they filed a civil lawsuit against every person to whom a
Amazing, isn't it, how they want 'somebody else' to solve their
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