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posted by Fnord666 on Monday March 26 2018, @06:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the subtitles-provided-by-no-one dept.

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The founder of a site that provided fan-created subtitles has lost his appeal against a conviction for copyright infringement. In 2017 a Swedish court found that the unauthorized distribution of movie subtitles is a crime, sentencing the then 32-year-old to probation and a fine. The Court of Appeal has now largely upheld that earlier verdict.

Source: https://torrentfreak.com/founder-of-fan-made-subtitle-site-lose-copyright-infringement-appeal-180318/


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @09:03PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @09:03PM (#658662)

    Property rights allow people to live-and-let-live, and they allow good stewards of society's resources to be found through voluntary interaction.

    How is that not a good idea for the foundation of society?

    Pray tell, what is the better direction? Pray tell!

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @10:01PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @10:01PM (#658676)

    Property rights are definitely essential at this point in time, but we do need to put the brakes on copyright lifetimes along with much improved fair use laws.

    God I hate your "evolve / find" rationale for human society. The current system has corporations buying out all IP that becomes popular and locking it away. Our shared culture thus becomes stewarded by greedy shitbags who want to profit forever while doing little to no original work.

    "Good stewards" lolol. Right now the current mindset is use up all the resources with zero plan on sustainability. Get with it sucka! Arguably the capitalist system has us on a collision course with ecological collapse and potential extinction, but hey that is #fakenews or tech will magically save us somehow. I abhor your limited viewpoint that pretends to have the best answers, but I will not be arrogant enough to say I have THE answer, only suggestions as to better directions to take.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @10:59PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @10:59PM (#658691)

      Yeah, well, God I hate your complete inability to perceive that you're railing against anti-Capitalism rather than Capitalism.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @11:19PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26 2018, @11:19PM (#658701)

        Nope, such absolute property rights are the basis of capitalism. I don't advocate pure communism nor pure capitalism. Your inability to see beyond the ideological version of capitalism is the problem here. The Earth and its resources are finite, pure capitalism would only work if every single human had the same exact option to create competing industries. Many people think they could do better, but much of humanity's capital is licked away in private coffers.

        • (Score: 2) by Arik on Tuesday March 27 2018, @06:30PM

          by Arik (4543) on Tuesday March 27 2018, @06:30PM (#659077) Journal
          The reification of imaginary property is not capitalism, it's a con game.
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