hutcheson - 3:16 pm on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
>But, keep in mind that if no one made any kind of money on the copy or benefited in anyway, it's difficult to sue for copyright infringement.
Unfortunately, in the U.S. this isn't true. And there's a lot of really big money chasing after politicians to make sure it isn't true in other places also.
To be fair, there are also other issues. Printing presses can be used to print child #*$!, make fun of Mohammed, or report local events to the world: and so, in most of the world, they are inherently criminal tools.
Did I say Printing presses? I meant PTPTP networks: "Peer-to-peer-transmission of paper".
And digital publishing has some of the same issues.