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Copyright Wiretaps are Hollywood's "PATRIOT

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

The Courts 1

An anonymous reader writes "Ars is reporting that the CCIA is calling the copyright wiretaps requested by the IP Czar 'Hollywood's PATRIOT Act'. For those who don't remember, IP Czar Victoria Espinel recently wrote a report calling for more charges of felony copyright infringement under the NET Act, as well as felony charges for illegal web streaming, authorization for the use of wiretaps in going after copyright infringement cases, and several other measures. In short, this means that the copyright cops are coming online."
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The good thing about felony charges is the right t (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529276)

The good thing about felony charges is the right to jury trail, the right to have the state providing an attorney, and reasonable doubt / higher Burden of proof then civil court.

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