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Copyright Infringement Law
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From Wired, a new bill being worked on (for quite some time) to create a system for identifying, alerting, educating and penalizing violators of copyright.

What is pertinent to our site is the following passage:

Quote:Peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted works is the infringement being targeted. It’s easily detectable, as IP addresses of internet customers usually reveal themselves during the transfer of files. Cyberlockers, e-mail attachments, shared Dropbox folders and other ways to infringe are not included in the crackdown.

This could simply be an attempt to take a slower approach than SOPA and PIPA, and then broaden the scope once this gets through the door.

Another interesting tidbit; there is a provision to protest a strike. $35 gets you a date with arbitration service, which could provide the opportunity to argue that faneditors work is not an infringement.

I still view fanedits as clearly protected under fair-use, but it of course remains untested.
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#2
Fuck 'em. They can't stop trading. I buy my source material.
You're an adult. Just cope.
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#3
Usenet is not p2p. Rapidshare is not p2p. Mediafire is not p2p. I wouldn't worry much.
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L8wrtr Wrote:I still view fanedits as clearly protected under fair-use, but it of course remains untested.
I completely agree but I'd rather not be the one on the chopping block to prove this because with billions behind one side and only thousands on the other any foul play could go down.
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