And the problem here is that I don't think US Gov can
touch Pirate. We know who Pirate is right? They're Swedes. I'm sure US Gov would like to get ahold of them but their reach only goes so far. And it should
only go so far.
Swedish Law has made some inroads along these lines but, as I pointed out, the site is still online and they're still making available material that's protected by copyright.
In China or NK this wouldn't be a problem. They'd bully the ISPs into blocking these sites. They may even own the ISPs for all I know. It's another area I'm not up to speed on.
I have mixed feelings about file sharing. I've downloaded songs from peer to peer before so technically I'm guilty. I've also got software because back when I was poor I couldn't afford the 600.00 price tag.
And before anybody jumps on my ass for this... I am in no, way, shape or form saying it's right or correct.
Let me say this before you start crucifying me...
Having downloaded a song from a particular artist that I liked, I've often gone out and bought the entire CD as well. I'll do that. I want to hear more.
Having downloaded some bootleg software and become accustomed to it, when V6.2 came out I was first in line at BestBuy with cash in hand to buy that release. Now I know the software and I want to keep it. I'll pay for it this time.
My experience probably isn't typical but it's how I do it.