zork - 4:27 am on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm quite certain there is no requirement to prove that the infringement was "willful.
I'm quite certain you are wrong.
It has to do with determining damages which is the whole point of starting a lawsuit over copyright infringement in the first place.
People keep challenging the things I say yet if you do a simple google search before you post it'd save me the trouble of doing it for you :rolleyes:
So? Locks on doors don't stop people from stealing TVs either
I have a hard time with all these comparisons of tangible items to reproduced digital items. I'm not saying you can't steal a digital item, but I am saying that digital items fall into people's hands very easily. You can't say a TV just shows up in your living room, someone did some actual physical labor for that TV to get there. But a digital movie could be downloaded legally and rest on a hard drive that the whole household has access to. TVs are not movies and the distinction is pretty clear if you aren't trying to sue someone for copyright infringement.
Taking a step back from this thread, there's a bit of nonsense going on here..