Re: [Videolib] NEWS ...jailed for breaking copyright

From: <Tom.Ipri@unlv.edu>
Date: Fri Apr 17 2009 - 11:07:46 PDT

I'm a bit torn as to what I think about this. On the one hand, yes, they
don't host anything and it can be used as a gateway to perfectly legal
content. But given that they use the word "Pirate" in their name, they
certainly announce their intention to encourge and provide access to
priated material. Whether or not that can be legally binding in the long
run is another question.

Tom

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Re: [Videolib] NEWS ...jailed for breaking copyright

The sad, or ridiculous part is, The Pirate Bay' doesn't host anything,
they provide links to files that could be used to download things via
torrents ... the article completely misrepresents the real deal.
...interesting nonetheless.

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Subject: [Videolib] NEWS ...jailed for breaking copyright

Pirate Bay four jailed for breaking copyright in Swedish file-sharing
trial

The founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay have been sentenced to
a year in jail in Sweden for breaking copyright laws by helping millions
of users download music, movies and computer games for free.

http://tinyurl.com/ccyjt4

Chuck McCann
Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
FSU Libraries

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control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
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communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
producers and distributors.

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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