Sunday, November 11th 2007

Canadian Police Will Not Hunt Down Demonoid Users; Will Tolerate Piracy

In a stunning turnaround from the staunch anti-piracy position the CRIA has against Demonoid, the Canadian police announced that they are not going to hunt down every Demonoid user. They are also not going to target the average pirate. Instead of focusing on every college student and old lady who downloads a song or two off of a P2P network, the Canadian police are going after organized crime/piracy, as well as piracy that affects the health and safety of citizens. In an interview with Le Devoir, Noël St-Hilaire, head of copyright theft investigations of the Canadian police, discussed the new Canadian stance on piracy. He said that chasing down every single pirate is tedious, time consuming, and generally fruitless. A very simple statement of the new Canadian view of piracy:
Piracy for personal use is no longer targeted. It is too easy to copy these days and we do not know how to stop it.
Torrent Freak discovered quite a few studies that show piracy as having a beneficial effect on the economy.Source: Torrent Freak
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46 Comments on Canadian Police Will Not Hunt Down Demonoid Users; Will Tolerate Piracy

#2
panchoman
Sold my stars!
canada ftw!!!
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#3
Nemesis881
by: zekrahminator
as well as piracy that affects the health and safety of citizens.
i didnt know piracy was bad for your health :wtf:
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#4
Weer
As if we needed more reasons to move there.. ;)
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#5
jurrasstoil
Piracy for personal use is no longer targeted. It is too easy to copy these days and we do not know how to stop it.
Sueing 99.8% of the citizens should do the job...
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#6
magibeg
I was glad to hear this. I'm so happy my country has its head on straight every once in a while.
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#7
WhiteLotus
so does canada allow UK citezens to migrate there?
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#8
panchoman
Sold my stars!
haven't canadian citizens been protected from getitng sued for piracy since way back?
Unless you live in Canada, downloading copyrighted material via P2P may put you at risk for a lawsuit. Canadian users are currently shielded from P2P lawsuits. Canada signed the 1997 World Intellectual Property Organization Internet Treaties, but has not yet ratified them by enacting their provisions into domestic law.
from torrentportal
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#9
Lopez0101
It's too bad the government in the US won't say the same thing to the RIAA and force them to sit down and shut up and find a way to make their business more modern.
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#10
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: Nemesis881
i didnt know piracy was bad for your health :wtf:
*pirate speaking on* you wouuld starrt speakiiing in a funnyyy waaay *pirate speaking off* :)
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#12
imperialreign
Sueing 99.8% of the citizens should do the job...
don't give the US gov any ideas . . . they're crazy/stoopid enough to do that
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#13
WhiteLotus
by: imperialreign
don't give the US gov any ideas . . . they're crazy/stoopid enough to do that
i like that point - although yes they probably will or make the Canadians do it there way anywya
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#14
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: imperialreign
don't give the US gov any ideas . . . they're crazy/stoopid enough to do that
agreed
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
so does this mean Demonoid is back in action? If not, it doesnt really make me happy :(
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#16
panchoman
Sold my stars!
well its still down, but if gets new servers, it should work, since the site was closed down due to the company that was renting it servers was threatened.
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#17
theonetruewill
by: zekrahminator
the Canadian police are going after organized crime/piracy
I'm down with that.
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
well then, lets hope they get new servers.
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#19
a111087
lol, really, it's impossible to stop copy of anything...
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#20
newconroer
Hehe typical Canucks :)

But hey you know, if they target the piracy 'lords,' who openly flaunt their 'skillzzzz' on the web, then that would do well.

Knock off groups like Razor, FLT and Proto.


"It's too bad the government in the US won't say the same thing to the RIAA and force them to sit down and shut up and find a way to make their business more modern."

So giving into crime is 'modern?'
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#21
Chewy
by: jurrasstoil
Sueing 99.8% of the citizens should do the job...
I think that would be to much of a waste of taxpayers money.. just like the prison system is.

I'll say about 30% of people who are into music elc in Canada pirate.

My guess on it being bad for your health, is hospitals that use pirated software... some hospital software costs like 20 or 40 grand.
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#22
Woah Mama!
+1 Reasons for me to get my arse over to Vancouver to live with a mate there. I think the Canadian Police may just be the only ones with reasonable intelligence.
Instead of using up resources to try find everyone who downloads something, whilst they effectively lower resources on hunting down murderers and drug dealers. They seem to know what they are doing, unlike Supertroopers may incline though.
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#23
Lopez0101
by: newconroer
"It's too bad the government in the US won't say the same thing to the RIAA and force them to sit down and shut up and find a way to make their business more modern."

So giving into crime is 'modern?'
That's not really what I meant. I meant instead of them suing they need to make change their business plan to make people WANT to buy their product instead of downloading it.
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#24
XooM
It doesnt mean demonoid is back in action, but it does mean that all of us with demonoid accounts are safe.
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#25
ShadowXP
Good to see that there's humans that still retain some form of intelligence even after joining the government :P

Seriously, why they haven't realized this before is beyond me. It's the same way here in Norway. The police will not bother going after someone that downloads a song or a game every now and then. They want the people behind the bigger hubs/networks. Same as with drugdealers, really, if viewed narrowly. Why bother spending all the resources on catching someone that sells an ounce of hash two times a week, when you can hunt down the tosspot that brings 50 kilo over the border twice a month?

Get the source, not the smalltimers. Sadly, though, RIAA will never understand this fact, since they've got their own heads so far up their own butts to actually see the merit of the idea.
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