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A gay smut production company has won a $1.5m award against a bloke who shared ten of its movies via the Bittorrent protocol. It's a very rare example of an ordinary individual being whacked with full US statutory damages for copyright infringement - $150,000 per infringement. That's because the defendant Kywan Fisher failed to …

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Pirate

I guess they'll have to send "Dog, The Bounty Hunter" to collect that $1.5 mill. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the money to be collected.

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Coat

That's got to be painful

And the fine will hurt too.

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Anonymous Coward

Well that punishment fits the crime

Hooray for the US legal system!

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Well that punishment fits the crime

Yes what a great and just system they have in the USA, they abolished apartheid in the late 1960s making it the second to last country to have active racial discrimination. Pity they still can't hand the country back the the Native Indians though.

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WTF?

Re: Well that punishment fits the crime

Yeah... I haven't forgiven them for the War of Independence yet. #HowLongAreYouGoingToGoOn

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Childcatcher

Re: Well that punishment fits the crime

"...they abolished apartheid in the late 1960s making it the second to last country to have active racial discrimination."

Seriously? Because there have been no cases of racial discrimination anywhere else since then? More to the point, racial discrimination is not ended when laws are passed against it, it simply is no longer legally sanctioned. Discrimination, racially motivated or otherwise, is still one of the defining characteristics of American life today and is very much a part of our ongoing political debate.

Also, give me a ring when you find any non-native Indians. Native Americans, perhaps, or Indians (they are not equivalent terms, though) both work.

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Remember folks

Home taping is killing music....

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Pirate

Re: Remember folks

"We left this side blank so you can help"

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3425/3896605645_7bc4e01279.jpg

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Remember folks

Now, I'm not saying that I agree with the level of fines in any way. The thing is that copying of porn is actually doing a lot of harm to the porn industry, the Louis Theroux program about the porn industry recently had a load of companies saying that because of Internet piracy nobody actually bought porn any more. A couple of the people spoken to didn't think they'd be in business in a couple of years time.

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Headmaster

Wobbly?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wobbly

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Anonymous pr0n

AC @ 12:11

Not so much a case of ripping off Hollywood silicon as a case of competing against a few billion HD cameras that are a pittance at your local discount store and enthusiastic army of volunteers who do this kind of thing for the "fun" of it.

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Re: Anonymous pr0n

God Bless those perverts!

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Megaphone

I learned this lesson early in life when I went to court to fight a speeding ticket. Never piss off a judge. It's an act of blatant stupidity.

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