Piracy is just fine, Swiss government says

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by guest, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Neither of which matter outside the USA... to the Swiss or me ;)

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  2. NGRhodes

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    FYI, not my definiton, but the one defined in UK and EU law. Piracy is a crime (and you can goto jail), copyright infringment is a civil issue (like breach of contract or a parking fine).

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  3. Victek

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    I'm curious - can you link to these official definitions? By "piracy" I assume as it pertains to intellectual property and not hijacking on the high seas LOL.
     
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    There is very little neat one page summaries of the definitions, but here are some useful snippets from links I have bookmarked:

    UK Piracy
    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipenforce/ipe...ters/ipenforce-workplace-matters-criminal.htm
    UK Copyright infringement:
    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-manage/c-useenforce/c-enforce.htm



    EU Private copying:
    EU Piracy:
    http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/10/272&type=HTML
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  5. Baserk

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    Not really, check out f.i. BitThief link.
    Copyright infringement without the piracy/offering copyrighted material, indeed from Switzerland. ;)
    Usenet for the win though.
    +500 days of data retention, ultra fast downloads and terabytes of fun stuff for just a couple of euro's a month. As I've heard.
     
  6. Warlockz

    Warlockz Registered Member

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    I agree their piracy laws are just fine, they feel no need to censor, filter, and run through a big spy pipe, their peoples Internet and Use Piracy as an excuse,
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  7. Tarnak

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    Well, I know I will never infringe the law on piracy, since I buy my music...but, I will never buy music/video downloads. I am old fashioned, because I like my music to be tangible, i.e. I still buy the occasional CD. So, the day they stop selling music by CD/DVD, is the day I stop buying. ;)
     
  8. Dude111

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    Privacy might be fine IF YOU LIVE IN THAT COUNTRY but certainly not here in the US!! (Where most have thier privacy compromised every day and dont care)
     
  9. Daveski17

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    I don't think that the Swiss Confederation is actually in the EU. Although they are partly committed to EU regulations.
     
  10. J_L

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    Finally a government with a less Hollywood slave viewpoint.
     
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