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Sunday, May 30, 2004

Pirate Act wants US taxpayers to pay for prosecution of civil suits to protect business

The ars technica perspective on this legislation is eminently clear: 'Why pursue costly civil litigation when you can have the government do it for you? That's the gist of part of the so-called Pirate Act, a new set of legislation aimed at criminalizing various online acts of piracy. While common parlance often talks of file sharing as "theft" or "stealing," in the overwhelming majority of instances, copyright infringement is a civil matter, not a criminal one.'

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