Quote chris...:Quote Frisonic:
It most certainly can be done and if not yet in law, then that is perhaps an area for the meaningful legislation Narcoman is suggesting. Maybe Steve Hill has an explanation as to why my simple logic is flawed?
Why would new legislation be needed ? Newzbin have already been found in breach of existing copyright laws. And as you say, in this case, as they charge, there's a money trail. So why haven't they been sued ?
Because you'd need book legislation outlining what you can do. so far there is none. Being in breach does not give you a course of action. Legislation for immediate blocking, or raids, or bank asset seizure etc .... Being sued takes a LONG time (my company has been involved in many many copyright breech cases for out of territory use of material - we deal with those breaches as part of the overall licensing work we do.)
Naming and shaming - whilst looking like a proper thing to do - is a dangerous game. Word it wrong and find yourself on the back end of a libel claim. bummer init?