We have all done it, many still do, and yet it still makes headlines
Australia appears to have joined the USA in imposing crazy punitive measures against filesharers, with the person who first uploaded Super Mario reportedly settling a legal action for an astounding £847,00, according to the BBC.
At a time when the enforcement tactics against those hosting torrent sites appears to be failing at every stage (Rock and Overton of TV_Links, Alan Ellis of Oink, as two very recent examples), it's starting to make the whole "Digital Britain" effort look like too little, far too late for the content producers.
And with filesharers having far more choice than resort to the use of P2P, such as P2P via VPN, newsgroups, direct download sites, etc, few are going to be worrying that their ISP is going to send them a slap across the wrists by email.
Whilst I doubted that the TV_Links and Oink cases would be as it is, I'm happy that my worst expectations went unrealised - largely because othrough the ineptitude of the prosecutors. My congratulations to Simon Morgan of Morgan Rose for their hard work.
Interesting article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ne/8513244.stm