[LINK] Proof of piracy not needed says MPAA

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Jun 25 17:13:52 AEST 2008

David Boxall wrote:

> <http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2219836/proof-piracy-needed-mpaa>
> "An attorney for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has 
> suggested that the organisation should not have to provide proof of 
> piracy in future trials."
> ..."the plaintiff should not have to provide evidence as it is often 
> difficult to collect"...
> Speechless, I am.

Guilty until proven innocent.

"Piracy" does not exist in this context. It is a copyright issue between
the MPAA (plaintiff) and infringer (defendant). Under the law of torts.

I fail to see why infringement of a copyright issue is a criminal


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