Ashton wrote:You know, while this is very interesting and educational, it really is just that: educational.
Does anyone else find it slightly disturbing that knowledge of laws has simply become "educational"? It's not like I know every nuance of the US legal system (or any other country's for that matter), but as far as I know, ignorance doesn't stand up too well in a court of law.
Ashton wrote:Since we can pretty well see based on the history of the matter that the companies don't care we can all feel safe in the fact that they will continue to not care.
What history are you talking about? Since you apparently were not aware of the Prince/Maboroshi incident...
Ashton wrote:I mean, we haven't even heard so much as a peep of a warning from anyone (have we?) so I really think it would be odd if one of the companies just "out of the blue" decided, "Hey, we're going to go sue joe blow for this even though there are thousands of these guys running around all over the internet".
Yeah, the chances that anyone is going to target you specifically are pretty low, but hiding in a crowd doesn't necessarily make you safe.
Ashton wrote:And just like Napster/other p2p file sharing, even if that post-apocalyptic dreaded day does come that the various industries and companies does decide to go on a rampage and round up all of us for some bizarre reverse class action lawsuit, we will survive in clusters and pockets of sharing all across this vast internet like small rodents we will continue to multiply and evade capture and scurry from one side of the 'net to the other to avoid being smashed.
So you're saying fuck everyone else, we'll survive like the cockroaches we are even though it was probably our callous disregard and blatant flaunting of our "power" that caused the post-apocalyptic events in the first place?
Ashton wrote:Simply put, I intend to keep doing what I'm doing, are any of you really scared?
No, I'm not scared at all. But I wouldn't be surprised if this ever came to court. Or if some initiative passed that placed restrictions on Internet access and this was cited as an example. (Basically, I wouldn't put anything past the RIAA and similar-minded establishments.)