[MA-SOC] OT: Did internet kill The Dresden Files? aka the

Rob Kohr rob at kohrtoons.com
Mon Nov 19 14:36:18 EST 2007

You should read arstechnica.com. Great site for that stuff


On Nov 19, 2007, at 2:07 PM, "Daniel Marx" <dmarx621 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If the penalities for copyright infringment were the same as for
> physical theft, they would be lesser, not greater. The penalty for
> stealing under $1000 in NY is a fine of $1000 or less, and county jail
> time (Rikers if you're in NYC) of a year or less, with jail being VERY
> unlikely if that's all you did and most first offenders getting
> adjornment in contemplation of dismissal (basically, stay out of
> trouble for 6 months-1 year and no record).  Compare that to losing
> your house due to a $250,000 copyright infringment judgment for
> downloading songs worth .99 on iTunes.
> On 11/18/07, B Smith wrote:
>> Would it help if there was
>> greater law enforcement in the digital plane as there
>> at the gas stations?  Would it be better if the
>> enforcement and penalties for theft on digital plane
>> were as stringent and severe as on the physical plane?
> -- 
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> hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a
> pleasure beyond compare."
> --Kenko Yoshida, 1340
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