martinibuster - 5:55 am on Sep 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
...they get what they deserve.
That's a bold statement. Are you ominscient and know all the facts?
If someone steps off a curb without looking and gets run over by a bus, did they get what they deserved?
It's easy to say that people deserve bad outcomes when they don't observe rules or common sense. I have a strong sense of justice and am outraged when rule breakers don't get caught. In a perfect world the bad guys would get punished for their misdeeds.
But what are the rules? Perceptions of what the rules are differ. In Europe and the USA it's a common perception that if you link to the source of a piece of content that it's ok to publish online. It's actually a common misunderstanding worldwide that if something is published online, literally publicly available, that it's ok to re-publish. If someone steps off a curb without looking and gets run over by a bus, did they get what they deserved?