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File sharing/piracy. Everyone already does it and know it would be political suicide by the elites if they tried to stop it. Anyway, the elites can't do it even if they wanted.

But it is still illegal and just today two more got sentenced to fines. Source: Newspaper in swedish.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 11:37:12 AM EST
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Two people out of 1 million. To tell the truth, filesharing is statistically one of the safest things imagniable. ;)

And who cares if it's illegal? If a law is morally wrong one does not have to follow it and if the probability of getting caught is close to zero the illegality hardly matters.

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by Starvid on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 11:41:26 AM EST
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In total I think we are up to five...

You wrote

it would be political suicide by the elites if they tried to stop it

And I reccon making downloading illegal last summer was an attempt to stop it. We are just out to prove you right on the political suicide thing...

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 12:09:08 PM EST
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They are not trying to stop it. They are just writing useless laws to placate the Americans and music business interests. They have no intention to stop filesharing, they only want to look good for the above mentioned interests.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 01:40:33 PM EST
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They will start being much more agressive after the elections, just like in France, they're not that stupid, they've obviously bargained with the governments involved: just a few before to show it's "bad", full scale after elections.

Remember it's not the government but the USA labels that sue directly citizens.

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 03:50:30 PM EST
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Who is the government supposed to look good in front of? The Americans and the entertainment multinationals, or the Swedish public?

Also, when people have to go to jail for a useless law, don't you think there's something wrong somewhere?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 7th, 2006 at 04:11:42 PM EST
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