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Ethics and Media Piracy

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Jun. 3rd, 2006 | 04:27 pm
posted by: 1ad_astra1 in philobate

Its crazy how many anti-piracy ads i see being output by the media, such as in movies u purchase now, the dramatization of downloading being a crime with a catchy beat throughout the advert.

When is downloading a crime? ( you can look at the actual copyright law, however this is more of a personal ethics question)

Can we Keep Free p2p downloading and simply apply fees to things to help support those effected monotarily instead?(see article: When is downloading illegal)


Along with downloading music/ movies, viruses are often hidden in the files, destroying personal property,(eg computers) you may argue that it is the persons fault for doing something illegal but the same tactics are applied to flash media which is free online for all. Malicious spyware is applied through visiting specific websites, opening harmless emails and causing harm atleast by slowing your computer down and making it vulnerable for even more curious passerbys to access all that is on your hard drive.

Should a federal law be sought out to protect people and their computers? how?


We are getting closer and closer to a cashles society where everyone utilizes their debit/credit cards,
Doesn't  this lack of legal protection make it easier for identity theft and why has it not been addressed outside of spyware in california?



I found one article that summarizs some issues but doesnt quite ellaborate to my likings; i do, however, like the bit when it speaks of the canadian copyright protection, i will have to do more reasearch on this, if anyone knows anything about it i would be glad to hear.
When is Downloading Illegal?

This took me a while to read because of its dull and monotonous language, but it is interesting none the less and helps understand certain aspects of illegal downloading in the US and puts light onto other things that i had no idea were illegal. I just wish it ent into more detail, i think as a legal document it is too vague.
The Digital Millennium Copyright act of 1998(PDF)

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1ad_astra1

Hillary's purposal

from: 1ad_astra1
date: Jun. 17th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
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This is from my Live journal but i figured it pertains partially to my previous post.

Hillary Clinton is on a role to building her political stance clearly by 2008. She has been going down a list of current issues and making sure that the nation is able to hear what she has to say. Recently she spoke out about privacy , stating that she is an "expert" on this issue and the effects of invasion; she wants to protect citizens from this happening to them. Hillary wants people to be aware and to be informed of what personal information is out there and how it is being used by companies and those companies negligent with information to be fined.

For more, go to: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/06/16/clinton.privacy.ap/index.html

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