Canadian Police Tolerates Piracy For Personal Use

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Canadian Police Tolerates Piracy For Personal Use

Postby p2p-sharing-rules » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:31 pm

Good news for Canadian p2p users. :D
Around the same time that the CRIA successfully took Demonoid offline, the Canadian police made clear that Demonoid’s users don’t have to worry about getting caught, at least not in Canada.

According to the Canadian police it is impossible to track down everyone who downloads music or movies off the Internet. The police simply does not have the time nor the resources to go after filesharers.

“Piracy for personal use is no longer targeted,” Noël St-Hilaire, head of copyright theft investigations of the Canadian police, said in an interview with Le Devoir. “It is too easy to copy these days and we do not know how to stop it,” he added.

St-Hilaire explained that they rather focus on crimes that actually hurt consumers such as copyright violations related to medicine and electrical appliances.

A wise decision, especially since we now know that filesharing has absolutely no impact on music sales. On the contrary, a recent study found that the more music people download on P2P-networks, the more CDs they buy.

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Postby battye » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:50 am

About time common sense prevailed. Piracy for personal use has little impact on the recording studios and artists - it's the mass-production and large scale piracy, the sort of thing you find in Asia (shelves upon shelves of bootlegged CD's and DVD's), that hurts most.
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Postby moongirl » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:26 am

battye wrote:that hurts most.


The bootleg lucky dip really hurts...
how many will play, and which artist/movie is really inside the sealed case!! :wink:

p2p-sharing-rules wrote:St-Hilaire explained that they rather focus on crimes that actually hurt consumers such as copyright violations related to medicine and electrical appliances.

If it exists... no matter what, or how big/little it is, it can be replicated (faked) and probably has been :wink:

Just wondering...is cloning just another form of piracy?
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