58 year-old granny sentenced for filesharing

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  1. Stewy12
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    58 year-old Scottish grandmother sentenced to three years probation for illegal filesharing

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/...years-probation
     
  2. chris888222

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    LOL! She's 58!

    At least give her a lesser fine... [​IMG]

    EDIT: come to think of it, she isn't even considered a 'senior citizen'... I take back what i just said.
     
  3. Shiro09

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    WTF?! What's a 58 year old file sharing.
     
  4. cosmiccow

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    She's practicing so she can pwn you all at the karaoke nights.
     
  5. Paarish

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    Poor lady. All because she wanted self-confidence... [​IMG]
     
  6. Stewy12
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    No mention in the story of where she was downloading them from, wonder where?
     
  7. wasim

    wasim ♫ Music addict ♫

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    i've uploaded many softwares and musics [​IMG]
     
  8. Ritsuki

    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    Best. Granny. Evar.
     
  9. Rydian

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    This is good. It's nice to see agencies in other countries like this aren't propaganda machines.
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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  11. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    This is quite amusing. It seems everyone pirates these days! But how would pirating music get you out of depression. [​IMG]
     
  12. Bladexdsl

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    ♪everybody pirate now! bom bom bom bom bom♫
     
  13. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

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    ♪It doesn't matter if you're a grandma or a...seven year-old girl...♫

    Seriously, though, this is absolutely awful. Have these businessmen and women no souls?
     
  14. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

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    say wut again? Sentence a 58 year old for sharing music... And that fine is insane... why do this to a older women.. Ofc, take the weaker people, dear people of the government, good job on pestering the elderly while there is 80% of youth downloading music.. if you want to get rid of it, take the fight to the ones who do it regulary, not the elderly.. Simply saaaaad
     
  15. SifJar

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    I don't understand why a load of you people are complaining she is being sentenced. You think she should be allowed to break the law because she is old? That makes no sense.

    "Excuse me ma'am, why did you murder this man?"
    "Well, officer, you see I'm 58"
    "Oh well alright then. Safe home"

    Age doesn't excuse crime. If anything, it's worse because she should know better by that age.

    EDIT: boktor666: "take the fight to the ones who do it regularly" - did you READ how much she had downloaded?
     
  16. Jamstruth

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    They did at least let her off lighter than they would have done if she had been doing it for profit.
     
  17. damedus

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    not that many really lol im sure tons of ppl have more than that.
    But the deal is sites like the ones for certain karaoke software give you the video pack with the song/video and karaoke file and its not piracy because they created the file(although the file includes the copyrighted materials) and all is released under a open license. So I think its stupid to arrest people from file shares which just happen to have the same exact files. Its like telling me they arrest a person for having a flash cart full of games but if the cart is just a counterfeit on eBay its fine and they dont prosecute the seller cause its 1 cart yet the one with the flash cart was never probably buying any of those games anyways (no sale loss) while the counterfeit was attempting to buy a legit card(sales loss).

    on a side note if companies say MP3's share is illegal why dont they go after the software that legally allows you to rip the cds in the first place, I mean they are making profit from selling it( the pay ones) If a company sells a MP3 they shouldn't be able to sue anyone for making a MP3 out of his bought cd and sharing it. it has the same content but the made one comes from a CD which you're legally entitled to lend, and I can make a copy of my cd and lend it that shouldn't be a big deal. Or they expect you to buy a Ipod and then .99cent every song you put in it, come on that's BS.
     
  18. ManFranceGermany

    ManFranceGermany Atheist, Socialist and pro EU!

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    with 58 they call u granny?
     
  19. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    with granddaughters they call you granny.
     
  20. Rydian

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    To be fair with normal crimes this is true because they're obviously bad, but with piracy not so much. I run into people all the time who download music and don't know it's illegal. All they know is that they can google for "song free download" and get it.