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Get 10 Yrs. For Copyright Infringement!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, May 21, 2017.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    time to get careful, boyos! :(

    Was 2 Years, Now 10 Years For Copyright Infringement!

    The Digital Economy Act has just come into force raising the maximum sentence for copyright infringement from two years to ten years.

    The Government is really targeting the use of multi-media boxes which come with pre loaded add-ons which allow access to pirated content.

    The best example in the UK is the Kodi box so if you have one you need to be careful you are not using it to access illegal content.

    Elsewhere I have read that Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT (federation against copyright theft) has made clear that the full weight of the law is aimed squarely at the sellers of Kodi boxes but he does go onto say that inevitably customers are likely to get caught up in their investigations as well.

    He further says: “This won’t affect the everyday person. But someone caught with a lot of material could still be affected, although it might be a very short sentence or a suspended one.”

    I have also read elsewhere that eBay has begun wiping "fully loaded" kodi boxes from its online marketplace.

    I see this as a positive step in the right direction and one that was needed to keep up with advances in media technology. You can see the affects of digital copyright infringement on the music industry and I suspect this experience must have had a bearing on this new Act.

    "I'm delighted the Digital Economy Act has become law", Matt Hancock, the minister of state for Digital and Culture said.

    "This legislation will help build a more connected and stronger economy. The Act will enable major improvements in broadband rollout, better support for consumers, better protection for children on the Internet, and further transformation of government services."

    http://cubismlaw.passle.net/post/102e6ek/was-2-years-now-10-years-for-copyright-infringement

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/kodi-copyright-pirates-face-10-12983786
     
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    tf is kodi box.

    oh. so that applies only to kodi
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

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    I'll have to hide my Kodi in a lead case now in case they fly over my home with drones that have X-Ray vision.
     
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    Don't worry yourself. Your green trainers will burn anyone's eyes out of they are wearing x-ray goggles.
     
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  5. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    yes, for now...
     
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    I also heard that GDPR is gonna hit the eu market very soon. Bad news for the spammers and the illegal content owners hehehe.. :p
     
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    /Fake News
     
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    Bitches. How about fix the prices of all this content and bring it in line with the fact that you have a global marketplace at your fingertips and an almost free global delivery network. Then there would be so much illegal streaming of content in the first place.
     
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    the law makers want to control everything, they always go after the small fry and then move up to the bigger catch. does anyone think this will stop here?
     
  12. The Scarlet Pimp

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    i thought that was the fake news? :D
     
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