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  1. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

        From what I understand, it could be a pain if you ever decide to move back. One never knows the future...
  2. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    Please stop posting, your insight is no better than trolling at this point.  
  3. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      That's not really what I was doing, btw. I already said it's not really the perfect comparison, but it's mostly the principle. It was about exaggerated penalties, and later.. being ok with certain outcomes because of the "when in Rome" justification.   Also, please put away your western privilege garbage - you don't know my background, but if you did you may not have used that term.
  4. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      This is some sort of light version of cultural relativism - as I mentioned earlier: Cut off his hand for stealing! Don't like it and think it's immoral? "when in Rome buddy!".    
  5. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      Ah yes, the classic... You don't like it, go back to where you came from!
  6. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      Is that how it works in Germany? It just gets better and better lol. In other places I've lived, it's the driver who gets punished. And what if the car is stolen? Because if someone is using your wifi without your knowledge, you still get held responsible. I know, as this was my situation.   I haven't read your other posts, as you were talking about the newspaper stuff (I'm not)... Are you actually defending the system as it is?
  7. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      No. Cut off their hands! They should have known better.     By the way, for those defending this corrupt system, a non-insignificant portion of these situation are caused by people who are using wifi, but the owner is still always at fault. For those comparing this to speeding... should the owner of the car be the one who gets the ticket?   This, the amount of the fine, etc... make this far more complicated an issue than can be boiled down to the mouth-breather "it's wrong, don't do it. Should have known better." argument.
  8. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      ...and my point is that the system is the problem. A system that allows this is an immoral one.
  9. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      See you're writing and reasoning like a normal human, but unfortunately the system in Germany doesn't function by that standard (and some people in this thread don't either). Warning letters work. I now live in Canada and yes it's how it works here... it's more civilized.   In some places you might get your hand cut off for stealing. Stealing is wrong, of course. The solution is not to steal and teach your kids not to steal. However this neglects to consider whether or not the punishment is perhaps a bit too severe for the crime.    While that's not exactly a perfect comparison, it matches in that the punishment does not fit the crime. It's the unthinking solution.   Your point about germans and internet privacy is a good one. It's someone amusing that in a place where you can't get a simple google streetview from the last decade for whatever paranoid reason, these sorts of piracy lawsuits happen all the time. 
  10. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

        Does the act of torrenting something for 10 seconds warrant a 700 euro fine? Part of the problem is there is no standard. The numbers are totally made up... and these private law firms get away with whatever they want.
  11. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      Not only that, but the methods and surrounding complications are so different that to equate them is the simplest form or black and white thinking.
  12. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      You seriously think that's an equivalent situation?    And just btw, why do you think it is that warning letters are sent out first in these countries? Do you think they don't realize that stealing is illegal? Think about it for a few minutes before responding.
  13. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    How about, like in countries that have civilized procedures for these situations... a *warning* letter is *first* sent out and then if the torrenting continues subsequent to that, a fine can be asked. But then, that would be morally upstanding...   Furthermore, how about there be some public education? How about make it such that internet providers give a clear list of warnings of common practices that are illegal? All this could be much simpler... but then it would limit the extent of the money-making racket.
  14. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      Is that you, Waldorf? Lol.
  15. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

      Doesn't matter - they are pigs, and the laws in Germany are complicit.