Originally Posted by dualmeister
software and music are two different issues
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Copyrights, patents and trademarks are all broken, perverted from their intended purpose and they've become that way, will stay that way, because powerful, wealthy vested interests want it that way.
It remains and will always remain ludicrous to compare physical goods to things that are not physical. Someone copying a piece of music, a movie or some software can never be sensibly compared to someone taking a physical good.
But if we are going to pretend they're the same then products like software must come with exactly the same rights and guarantees as physical goods. It must perform or you get a refund. You must be able to simply change your mind and return it for a refund, even if it has been opened. That's where the problem lies. The promoters of this nonsense want all the benefits of pretending these things are physical goods, plus additional special benefits and none of the consumer benefits that go with physical goods.
If it's theft to watch a movie without paying for it, then inviting friends over to watch something you bought is also theft because they've failed to pay. So is lending and borrowing. And of course buying pre-owned.
comments at http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/35157...ILM_%28XviD%29Thank god copyright laws were invented!! The world must have been so boring with writers, painters, musicians and filmmakers sitting around unwilling to create anything cus noone had invented copyright laws yet!
As soon as copyright laws were invented all those creative types started making interesting stuff - just so they could earn **** loads of money!!!