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Sharing music will land you in jail...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by James_F, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    According to the DOJ, they will start enforcing the The No Electronic Theft or NET act. Under the NET Act, signed by President Clinton in 1997, it is a federal crime to share copies of copyrighted products such as software, movies or music with anyone, even friends or family members, if the value of the work exceeds $1,000. Violations are punishable by one year in prison, or if the value tops $2,500, "not more than five years" in prison.

    http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/17-18red.htm

    According to a CNet article... http://news.com.com/2100-1023-954591.html?tag=fd_top

    Will this all be moot when "Fair Use" laws are repealed and ownership of Music and Video remains with their owners?

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0819/p14s01-wmcn.html

    Either way, there is a huge change brewing in the Justice Department and it might be everyone who gets caught in the middle...
     

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