Alcoholico - 4:54 pm on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Let me get this straight, in US law if you manage to gather some fellow friends willing to support you then you can rob a bank and get away with it for your friends said you are nice and in the future (or the present) they also want to do the same thing and also get away with it. Accomplices, that's what I'd call them. Google knew that they were (and are) profiting from copyrighted work and did nothing to stop it.
The facts are clear, I can't see how this would retard the development of the Internet and electronic commerce as their attorney claims, or is stealing copyrighted works the future of the Internet, it should be the other way, stop it now so the Internet can have an honest future where people and companies will work eagerly without fears that their work will be stolen and there's nothing they can do about that.