Saturday, February 12, 2005

Following On With The Pirate Theme

If you are unfortunate enuth to live under the durisdiction of the USA here is an interesting fact, You would be better off going out and stealing actual DVD's than to pirate of the internet.


Stealing Infringing
no jail
1 year jail
1 year jail
lawyer fees and costs
Real World
Winona Ryder*:
$2,700 fine
$6,355 restitution
$1,000 court cost
3 years probation
An Average RIAA settlement**:

As you can see from the table your could be better off going out and steeling physical copy's rather than downloading off the net.

That's not to say that I would recommend doing ether of these things if you are US citizen. If you are a US citizen then you can expect to see one of these if you do.

Original Article Over on Offside

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