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Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

pierre_pierre
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Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

/Friday pedant mode = on
In the majority of cases, the alleged crime is copyright infringement. Sadly the authors of most articles fail to research correctly, and believe that breach of copyright is a criminal act.
It isn't, its a breach of civil law, which means its not illegal at all, rather its unlawful.
/Friday pedant mode = off
IANAL, but thats how a lawyer explained it to me - not that it matters a great deal, but its Friday afternoon, and I was feeling remiss at my lack of pedantry thus far.
That is all.
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

Yes, that about explains it James. Thanks.
James
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

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I was feeling remiss at my lack of pedantry thus far.

Sure you didn't just mean that you were missing your golf?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

erh - where did the term criminal come from - the charge was fraud and people have been charged with copyright infringement.
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

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erh - where did the term criminal come from - the charge was fraud and people have been charged with copyright infringement.

Fraud is a criminal offence but we'll need a lawyer to tell us where copyright infringement fits into the equation
geewizz
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Quote from: artmo
Fraud is a criminal offence but we'll need a lawyer to tell us where copyright infringement fits into the equation

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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

droll, geewizz. Grin
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

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107.
Criminal liability for making or dealing with infringing articles, &c.
— (1) A person commits an offence who, without the licence of the copyright owner—
(a)
makes for sale or hire, or
(b)
imports into the United Kingdom otherwise than for his private and domestic use, or
(c)
possesses in the course of a business with a view to committing any act infringing the copyright, or
(d)
in the course of a business —
(i) sells or lets for hire, or
(ii) offers or exposes for sale or hire, or
(iii) exhibits in public, or
(iv) distributes, or
(e)
distributes otherwise than in the course of a business to such an extent as to affect prejudicially the owner of the copyright,
an article which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe is, an infringing copy of a copyright work...

The above is section 107 of the Copyright Act 1988.  Clearly infringement of copyright is a criminal offence in some cases.
As the old joke says, "What's the difference between unlawful and illegal? ..."  Smiley
John
pierre_pierre
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

waiting to see a news item of it, but an Essex man has just been charged with fraud, modifying a large number of set top boxes to get paid for channels free
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

What his phone number?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

could try 03003334444  thats Essex police, he is under arrest   Grin Grin
fathouseflies
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

After the the terrible reporting by the BBC on the Dream Pinball Case (That poor polish woman)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7568642.stm
I now realise that the BBC merely regurgitate press releases and statements without any journalism involved at all!!  This Oink case will probably be reported the same way, though at least this case will be contested. So we should  hear both sides of the story.
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I now realise that the BBC merely regurgitate press releases and statements without any journalism involved at all!! 

I agree and I have also noticed "news articles" that are actually video postings to Liveleak, usually from a few days previous.
So to keep abreast of the BBC news please subscribe to Liveleak RSS feed here
pierre_pierre
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Re: Who said the police arnt acting on Illegal music downloads

could recognise any new BBC stories in that load of tosh