Comment JEM6 Re: Finally some sense

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Australian court says no to copyright trolls

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Finally some sense (Score: 1)

by elf@pipedot.org on 2015-08-21 07:51 (#J18S)

This sounds like a very reasonable approach, hopefully this idea will spread to other countries.

Re: Finally some sense (Score: 2, Interesting)

by wootery@pipedot.org on 2015-08-25 15:38 (#JDRE)

Oops, I posted my comment as AC. Here it is again (I know many people ignore AC posts completely):

How is this reasonable? If I'm reading the summary correctly, Australia is saying there will be no actual penalty for copyright infringement, so everyone might as well pirate everything, and at worst they'll have to buy what they pirated.

If there's no penalty beyond the price of a legitimate purchase, there's no reason not to pirate everything.

Re: Finally some sense (Score: 2, Interesting)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-08-25 20:44 (#JEM6)

Australia is saying there will be no actual penalty for copyright infringement, so everyone might as well pirate everything
We're only talking about an INVOICE sent to accused copyright infringers, and can also include "damages relating to costs of acquiring the subscriber’s information". The ruling doesn't apply if the copyright holder chooses to follow through within the legal system and sue everyone. That would sufficiently deter copyright infringers, but is not nearly as profitable of a business model for the lawyers.

Even if you consider the Australian system a bit too easy on copyright infringers, it's still infinitely more reasonable than the heavy handed US copyright laws that enable copyright-trolls.

The situation is even more lenient in Canada due to their blank-media levy, yet the world hasn't fallen apart.

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2015-08-25 20:44
Australia is saying there will be no actual penalty for copyright infringement, so everyone might as well pirate everything
We're only talking about an INVOICE sent to accused copyright infringers, and can also include "damages relating to costs of acquiring the subscriber’s information". The ruling doesn't apply if the copyright holder chooses to follow through within the legal system and sue everyone. That would sufficiently deter copyright infringers, but is not nearly as profitable of a business model for the lawyers.

Even if you consider the Australian system a bit too easy on copyright infringers, it's still infinitely more reasonable than the heavy handed US copyright laws that enable copyright-trolls.lockquote>Australia is saying there will be no actual penalty for copyright infringement, so everyone might as well pirate everything></blockquoter>The situation is even more lenient in Canada due to their blank-media levy, yet the world hasn't fallen apart.

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