In a foolish, unguided move today, the Swedish court hearing the trial, at which the Pirate Bay was the star, it declare its founders to be guilty and sentenced them to one year in jail.¬ All because the court held that the founders aided users in engaging in copyright infringement.
If that is the reasoning for this, then shut down the whole goddamn internet!¬ Every link will invariably link to some kind of copyrighted material.¬ I know I likely am linking to something that is copyright.¬ I too am guilty.¬ After all, I am linking to the Pirate Bay from the image above.¬ After all, it’s just a link until you decide to actually take the material.¬ A link is simply a link until you do something with the material.
Advertising is a kind of linking.¬ It is just telling you what is there and where to find it.¬ A link is just that.¬ What the person does is their responsibility.
I believe in the internet and I will not give up just because some court somewhere has decided it wants to give into the whims of corporate bullies who apply collective, punitive punishment to their paying customer base in the form of DRM.
If the music and films being produced are such garbage that people won’t pay to see them, then perhaps the industry should take note and stop pumping out utter garbage en masse and start giving us quality again if they want to see people pay for the goods. I know I won’t pay for garbage.¬ I would have no qualms with downloading it, but I would never pay for low quality garbage.
If prices weren’t so high and quality was a sure thing, filing sharing would go down.¬ Too bad the industry is run by a bunch of moronic twats who have their collective head shove twenty thousand leagues up its ass to see this.