Shooshie- You are a perfect example of what I am talking about. You are unable to think logically. You have substituted emotion where emotion has no bearing. You are confused about fairness and laws on the books. You are also deliberately ignoring parts of the womans story that got her into this mess and concentrating on the final outcome of her SECOND trial. This gal is digging her own grave. And documenting her actions on the Internet. She is a fool.
Point 1: My avatar breaks a law by using Hobbes without permission. However, I am sure you missed that subtle point and focused like a laser beam on the patch…therby insinuating that i am a pirate.
But, other than that, no one like the RIAA could sue me for distribution of MP3s- because my avatar would not help them much in a civil case for sharing music.
Point 2: You don’t have to “prove” who was at the computer. the owner of the IP is resposible and guilty. this is why even if you have an unsecured wireless network and some clown downloads Caddyshack from a van outside your house- it’s your ass not his.
This is a very common misconception that the RIAA has to prove Joe Blow was the one downloading. Nope, all they need to know is itis Joe blows IP. That’s it.
This is why it is good too be knowledgable if you share your computer with kids and neighbors. You are asking for it.
Point 3: The punishment does fit the young lady’s crime, because she was too stubborn or had piss poor representation and decided not to settle. Therefore, she was tried AGAIN and she lost AGAIN by a jury of her own peers. A trial by jury. Not a trial by the RIAA.
Now, she is flirting with prison timee, because she went public saying she wont pay the fine. Shee should be thinking of her children- show them that you must obey the law and if you make a mistake, you pay your debt. She is setting a poor example and we can see why she is in the spot she is in and most likely why she is single. She is a fool, very confrontational and stubborn.
You guys can whine all you want about whether or not something is fair, but, the first thing you should do is read the article and you will see she made her own bed.
Final point: I am not ridiculing anyone, you have misused the word in my case, look it up in the dictionary. I am stating facts. This is what happens in a court of law and ignorance of the law is no excuse. Anyone in this day and age that is not aware of these type cases-yet still is foolish enough to pay for an Internet connection, I have no pity for.
I may not follow all the laws, but at least I am not stupid enough to get pulled into court and I DAMN SURE am not going to finance the RIAA and their lawsuits with my hard earned money.
I will not address your war crimes argument as it is not worth discussing it is so inappropriate to the matter at hand and is totally illogical from the get go to be used in any situation.