03 December 2010

Piracy at the PC Swap Meets

Following up from the article about a Minnesota Woman being fined $1,500,000 for downloading 24 songs, see article:


in Australia, PC Swap meets are organised at government venues, e.g. Town Halls that allow sellers to sell their PC equipment, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Also for sale, by the same definition, CD's / DVD's of pirated software are being sold by not one but at least 3 vendors.

The government is FULLY aware of this 'illegal' practice, but this has been going on for quite some time.

In the United States a private individual has been 'crucified' for downloading 24 songs (at $1.10 each) to the value of $24 dollars.

The individual pictured in this post is one of those people selling software at the PC Swap Meets. Naturally, their identity has been suppressed for obvious reasons.

Any action or inaction will be posted on the corpau blog.

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