Downloaders Undeterred by Hurt Locker Lawsuit

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pastorbob

It gets old reading about those who choose to pirate and steal software, movies, music etc. then when they get slapped with a penalty of some type they whine and cry about how unjust it is. Waaaaahhh! There are many more crimes of all types that are committed each year than are solved. So what? The deterrent should be that you are honest and don't want to do what is obviously illegal. But if that isn't enough to stop you then if you don't want to face possible financial consequences or criminal penalties, don't download what is illegally obtained/created products. I don't care if the studio, artist or creator is the biggest jerk in the world. It's still illegal. If ya can't do the time (or pay the fine) then don't do the crime.

It blows my mind how many people want to make everything grey when there are still many issues that are simply black and white.

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Biceps

I rented this movie for A DOLLAR from one of those supermarket vending machines.  WHY do you need to steal it?  It makes... no... sense!

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aviaggio

Because Chartier is a dick and needs to be put in his place.

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Ashton2091

I knew it. I knew it wouldn't do any good. Said that on the last article wrote about this. How many little stunts have they tried already? Suing the downloaders does nothing. I'm not on either side. Both have compelling arguments. To be real, we all know they are doing this simply for profits. I truly don't think a reaction is what they were trying to get. Then again, their strategy has always been a very poor one in trying to stop piracy. It's like saying, "To stop the sale of drugs, I'll just arrest all of the users". Duh...you go for the source. As long as the material is available people will download. Funny thing is...even if they were to shut down every torrent site, another technology will arrive soon after. Again, I'm not on either side...just stating the case. I know if I say anything personal about it...it will spark someone to bash me for defending the people who have little money and work hard for it and don't care for spending over $100 on five movies that blow. Or the movie studios that are struggling to make ends meet because of piracy. They can't afford to do anything anymore. They no longer have *our* money to use to buy gift bags full of diamond jewelry and stuff that they get at the award shows. I must say...I really haven't seen any movie studio or even a actor or actress having it hard because of piracy. just haven't. I'm sure some sherlock holmes person will comment on this and start pulling all kinds of proof out of their bum. lmao

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aviaggio

Suing the downloaders does nothing.

Sure does. It brings in $2500 per downloader via extortion that's pure profit. 

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Ashton2091

yep...you're right.

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lminmychair

Maybe thas has been brought up before, forgive me if it was, but I'm under the impression that producers captured these IPs just by opening the torrent file just like anyone else. Even if they only had it open for a short while, they should have downloaded at least a small piece of the file, and then redistributed some of that.  Would that not be the equivalent of having a stand saying "Free DVDs" on the street and then slapping handcuffs on you as you took it? (Obviously people aren't getting arrested, but you get my point).

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aviaggio

I just keep downloading it over and over again, well, cause I can. Let the USCG send me a extortion letter. Go on. I dare you. I'll never waste 2 hours of my life watching such garbage, but I'll happily keep pirating it. Fuck you Chartier.

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stradric

"...there are many who believe it is nothing more than a witch-hunt triggered at extorting large sums from the downloaders."With good reason...  The US Copyright Group basically came out and said just that.  They are a for-profit entity selling their legal services to copyright holders seeking damages for copyright violations.  They are paid indirectly by the people who are being fined.  This is little more than abusing the justice system for profit.I think they found a smart way to make money. The main issue I have with it is that not every download is a lost sale so these large fines are not justified. If the fines weren't so large, there wouldn't be for-profit predators like the US Copyright Group in the waters.Also, this is just another example of the rich and powerful picking on the little guy. 

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Danthrax66

Fuck the MPAA, RIAA, U.S. Copyright Group, the asshole that made the hurt locker, and stupid ass U.S. justice system that allows this kind of bullshit. Change the fucking copyright laws, I wish we had a pirate partylike Sweden.

 

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