OK so someone will be wise and wonderfull about this - and the odd moral one who has NEVER, NOT ONCE watched a dodgy video, coppied his mates CD, has absolutly never installed a bit of softwear on his PC that he didnt buy. But for all those that do the odd download here and there (Film, softwear, music) what do you recon the implications are to the article bellow?
There is a law comming in in NZ expect it will be world wide soon - if not already where if someone says to your ISP you have been downloading, they are obliged to cut you off with no warning etc. (no proof required)
Are there other ways of downloading that cant be easily traced back to the pc that is downloading? i use Utorrent and sites such as mininova.
link to said discusion someone be smart and make it clicky.
[i]A copyright test case involving one of the world's biggest free file-sharing websites that could help music and film companies recoup millions of dollars in lost revenues has started in Stockholm.
Four men linked to The Pirate Bay were charged early last year by a Swedish prosecutor with conspiracy to break copyright law and related offences.
Companies including Warner Bros., MGM, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox Films, Sony BMG, Universal and EMI are also asking for damages of more than 100 million crowns to cover lost revenues.
The accused -- Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom -- denied the charges.
The group that controls The Pirate Bay, launched in 2003, says that since no copyrighted material is stored on its servers and no exchange of files actually takes place there, they cannot be held responsible for what material is being exchanged.
The prosecution says that by financing, programming and administering the site, the four men promoted the infringement of property rights by the site's users.
The trial could last as long as three weeks and the four accused face up to two years in jail if convicted.