Record-Breaking File-Sharing Case Gets Underway in Sweden

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Holly Golightly

Why wont the gpvernment simply outlaw file sharing sites all together then? It seems rather impractical to just go after one person and expect them to be fully capable of paying the fine ordered. Greed is wrong. There is a reason why people are downloading for free. Paying for everything has become outdated. It seems rather impossible to even download such many songs. Heck, I have not gone beyond 200 songs on my Zune HD. So to listen to 45,000 songs. Each are on average of 3 minutes... I do not know. I mean, that is over 2,000 hours of songs. At some point you are going to get bored. I do not even think it is possible of going half a year, listening to songs back to back. I think the 58 year old woman is afriad and will accept being accused. But yes, music, movies, and video games should be for free. Without any DRM at all what so ever.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

It would be against the constitution to block file sharing sites altogether.  Sites like piratebay and demonoid share legitimate material, freeware, open source stuff, as well as copyright materials like movies/games.  

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Holly Golightly

If it is constitutional to post copy-written content on the internet for others to download  for free... Then why is this 58 year old woman being criminalized for it? Clearly something went wrong here. Greed often distorts what can, and can not be allowed. Until this will be resolved, there is going to be a lot of distortion in the courtrooms. Of course, there is something wrong in this kind of picture.

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Adam Wolfe

Constitutional rights don't mean you can go around breaking the law. That's why.

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Holly Golightly

If it is unconstitutional to download off from torrents, then perhaps the government should target the corrupt sites that break the law and not charge their own citizens as if they are crimminals. You know, some people do not know downloading music from a torrent is illegal. Afterall, it is not a crime to share your stuff with other people... That is just the bad part of free markets.

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Peanut Fox

You should make us some free games to play.  I'd be interested to see what you come up with. 

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Holly Golightly

I would love to make videogames. I just do not have the software talent to create a game. I am in college now, and I do not think my school as videogame-creating class. Although, I suppose I could always look in at it. It really depends I guess...

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tornato7

We order you to pay $67,000 per song, just like the case in america. You now owe us 3 billion dollars.

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mhouston100

Sigh - Funny but true!

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TechNinja49

So true

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