Copyright holders can legally hack - MPAA Requests Immunity to Commit Cyber-Crimes

By Phantasm66 · 15 replies
Jul 25, 2002

  1. source:

    What exactly this will materialise into meaning is hard to see at this time, and I am no legal expert, but it looks like certain parties could be legally entitled to commit DoS attacks, hacking, etc on media content servers that they believed contained their copyrighted material.

    This all sounds a little 1984 to be.

    And again, we see how just far some record companies are willing to go to make sure that you don't download an mp3 of a record that they sell. I've made my disgust at the sheer ridiculousness and fundamental unfairness of the whole thing already, but it seems every time I hear about this whole argument its getting more and more silly and more and more right infringing....
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

  3. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Hmm, sound like bad news to me:(

    Does that count over here in dear ol' blighty too. Can their law stretch that far?? I hope not...
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Rick and I were discussing that yesterday. I read about it on the Register. It will be very bad for everyone if it goes through.
  5. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 210


    I wonder what the AG's stance on this is since enforcement/investigation resides with that Office.

    It is very poorly written, IMHO & I can see many lawsuits by both sides. The Courts aren't going to like that or the AG.

    It appears the copyright holder or agent must notify the Attorney General of intended actions & also the 'file sharer' a minimum of a week ahead of taking action. "Proof of service" isn't even mentioned. W/o proof of legal notice, any action taken is a violation & therefore affords no immunity. In my learned opinion.

    I hope it will be seen as the can of worms it is. Both by the Senate & the House. :grinthumb
  6. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    hm...i suggest we start a counter-attack soon... :p Just kidding of course, unless there are people willing to stand behind me, and in that case, GO US! WE SHALL PREVAIL! :grinthumb
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I believe Storm made a good point that America recently declared certain forms of computer hacking as an act of terrorism.. But now this will be legalized if it is well justified...?

    Maybe Osama Bin Laden felt he was justified too... :rolleyes:

    Terrorism in America is punishable by death by the way, since it can be considered a "war crime" and held in a military court upon Presidential request.

    This is rediculous.... How contradictive.
  8. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Here is an interesting new development. It seems that Valenti(Motion Picture ***. of America President) Has a problem with the wording of the bill and wants some changes made to it.

    The statements below are quoted from the full story here

    Hmm, everything was fine until the MPAA figured out that they could also be affected by it. guess they don't want anyone snooping around their stuff either.
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Do you suppose I'll be able to kill the guy spreading my copyrighted work around and call it "self defense"? Muder is a criminal activity and that would certain stop unauthorized distribution.

    Perhaps I'll be covered by the "Good sumeritan law"? heh.

  10. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    nicely said.
  11. cabrone

    cabrone TS Rookie Posts: 153

    maybe im just retarded, but i dont understand anything you guys say, its like spanish to me
  12. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Mi Español es muy horribles, so let's not get into that angle...

    Did I mention the entire entertainment world is corrupt? This is a good example of how these billion dollar losers are trying to subvert the American goverment to serve its own perverse desires.

    Pretty soon, we'll be referring to each other by our phone and/or license numbers courtesy of the RIAA.
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    nicely said 10304-239595-04030-202004-3030204 ;)
  14. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Um...where are all those numbers from? :confused:
  15. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I believe that would be Ricks name in the Post Entertainment-
    Apocalyptic Society. :grinthumb
  16. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    And mine would be 1337 :p
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