Liberty Land is no more: administrators face jail time, €500,000 fine

By Emil · 13 replies
May 30, 2011
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  1. Liberty Land, stylized "LiBerTy-LanD - La Liberté Sans Limite !" (translation: liberty without limits), was one of France's most popular file-sharing forums. We say this in the past tense because…

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  2. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    Law Enforcement/Ninjas/Llamas 1 - Pirates - 0 :)
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    The ratio of money spent to money recovered by the RIAA and MPAA says differently.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

  5. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    True, but I was only referring to this instance where pirates are (possibly) going to serve prison time.
  6. What always amuses me is how the government lines its own pockets with the money of those pirates, instead of, say, compensating the copyright holders. I know, that would be almost impossible, seeing how many possible customers are lost through those sites, but it it'd be a thought in the right direction. As things stand now, we have this weird foodchain, with copyright-holders being "eaten" by pirates, while the government profits from the small revenue the pirates gain by advertising and donations.
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I would love to see the government hold it to a vote whether tax payer money should be spent hunting down internet pirates or making sure corporations are playing by the books. A vote by the people of course. Since at least here in America the government is supposed to be for the people by the people. Government exists to serve us, our tax dollars go where the majority deems them to go.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Canada a haven for pirates, eh? Would have had my money on Sealand.
  9. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    All that time catching nerds could be used for catching drug dealers and organized crime.

    Oh, who am I kidding, file-sharing is non-profit, they don't have the funds to bribe politicians.
  10. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    Hopefully when 1 pirate goes down, 10 more pop up in its place.
  11. Sad news. Internet in France is starting to be terribly controlled and repressed: Hadopi, internet filters and chase for the "pirates".
  12. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I liked what my Econ professor said:
    "By the people, for the special interest groups." (aka big companies)
  13. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    You would think movies, shows, music, games, etc, would be all failing with all this piracy going on. You'd think the big movie companies would be going under. But what do we have? We have record breaking movie releases. We have actors and actresses being paid more than ever. Movie, and game companies making more than ever. Better than ever graphics and CGI. More money being made than ever. Musicians making plenty of money. I see rich rappers that aren't even any good. They clearly are making money.
    Where is the piracy actually affecting things????? They make up fake numbers as a front for this "fight against piracy" when in reality they are doing better than ever.
  14. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    So you're statement only included instances where the industries came out on top. That's got to be the dumbest thing I've ever read.

    That's like saying that even though a lawyer lost every case they're still succeeding because in one instance they won a case and you're only including that instance. It makes no ****ing sense.

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