Copyright infringement is a CIVIL offense. You would need to engage in extremely different behavior than the average downloader to fit the CRIMINAL level of infringement. So before climbing up on that pedestal, please stop mixing apples and oranges. Other civil offenses include jaywalking and playing your music to loud. Do such actions make someone into a "criminal" ? They do not, so the use of the word is inaccurate.ForumAdmin wrote:A life lived without morality and ethics is not a life at all.Dazzled wrote:FA, it's good that this discussion has come back to law, not morals
To pretend that a commercial enterprise can be robbed with impunity because it suits an individual is the end of any reasonable society.
Morals are relative to individuals and communities, it is extremely naive to expect the whole world or even just a whole country to follow a particular subset of morals just because you subscribe to them. This is why we have laws and government instead of a man at the local church telling us how we are supposed to live.
As far as blocking access to particular sites on the grounds of personal moral judgments, bad idea. I expect that this is illegal in the first place, and I would not expect many free thinking individuals would be happy with their ISP deciding what sites are OK to access, especially when there is significant opposition to a government initiated plan of a similar nature.
You guys do know your a carriage service don't you? Let the law take care of legal stuff, you guys aren't the courts.