[LINK] Extradition for piracy?
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Mon Mar 15 10:20:16 EST 2004
Actually, this could get interesting...
While MIPI has stuck to its "lots and lots of zeroes" strategy in the PR
campaign, our courts have quite reasonably asked for proof rather than
assertion (which is why for example sentences have tended towards community
service and so on: sentences have to be based on evidence, and both the laws
and the precedent establish that the evidence has to be to criminal standard
even with a guilty plea).
When the judge sentenced the teenagers last year to community service, it
was partly because no evidence was ever put to the court to prove that "$X
million" of damage had been caused to the complainants.
Extradition will, I presume, require a similar consideration (but of course
lawyers could understand better the nature of evidence required for such
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Howard Lowndes [mailto:lannet at lannet.com.au]
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:17 AM
> To: Chirgwin, Richard
> Cc: 'link at anu.edu.au'
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Extradition for piracy?
> On Mon, 2004-03-15 at 08:33, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> > ...yes, according to this News piece:
> Aussie faces $68m piracy charges
> By Warren Owens
> March 14, 2004
> A NSW Central Coast man accused of heading an Internet piracy gang which
> plundered $US50 million ($68 million) worth of music, film, game and
> software products faces the prospect of a US jail term.
> One of the numbers regularly attached to piracy is $50 million ... is
> something in the US laws that turns this into a default ambit?
I just hope his lawyer makes the goons justify that figure instead of a
lot of hand waving.
> Richard Chirgwin
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