On the defense of piracy enablers
Posted Aug 25, 2005 14:42 UTC (Thu) by ajcpi
Parent article: On the defense of piracy enablers
I have only one issue. The use of the term "piracy" for copyright infringement is way out of line.
'U.N. Conventions on the Law of the Sea ... defines the crime of piracy as "any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends."' http://www.legalaffairs.org/issues/July-August-2005/featu...
Using the term piracy to describe copyright infringement both diminishes the meaning of the term for actual pirates, and overstates the harm and seriousness of copyright infringement.
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