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The ESA are fans of Pirate Bay decision

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2009 22:06 User comments (8)

"This decision confirms that the harm being inflicted on creators of digital works by BitTorrent sites like The Pirate Bay will not be tolerated, and that such actions are subject to criminal sanctions," ESA CEO Michael D Gallagher said.

"Piracy is the single greatest threat to the development and release of innovative and creative entertainment software that consumers demand and enjoy. It's a job killer in an economy that needs millions more jobs, not less."


As reported, the admins and founders of the site, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström were found guilty of assisting copyright infringement and each received one year in prison and fines totaling $3,620,000 USD.

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8 user comments

121.4.2009 0:45

a job killer that rich.

those companies seek to hire the minimum amount of people as possible.
first chance they get they will lay people off. regardless of how many billions they make.

also the decision has not confirmed anything. the mpaa proved that piracy has little or no effect by showing off their record profits for the past 3 or so years. while "piracy" is suppose to increasing.

221.4.2009 1:03

Just goes to show you what happens when you don't bribe government officials.

321.4.2009 1:54

Quote:
"Piracy is the single greatest threat to the development and release of innovative and creative entertainment software that consumers demand and enjoy. It's a job killer in an economy that needs millions more jobs, not less."

Do they ever stop to think that if actors and other celebrities weren't making tens of millions of dollars per year, the money saved could probably support jobs for about 1,000 times more people [than the actors and celebrities]?

421.4.2009 2:37

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Quote:
"Piracy is the single greatest threat to the development and release of innovative and creative entertainment software that consumers demand and enjoy. It's a job killer in an economy that needs millions more jobs, not less."

Do they ever stop to think that if actors and other celebrities weren't making tens of millions of dollars per year, the money saved could probably support jobs for about 1,000 times more people [than the actors and celebrities]?
What a novel idea !

Life is Grand !

521.4.2009 3:31

Quote:
Piracy is the single greatest threat to the development and release of innovative and creative entertainment software that consumers demand and enjoy. It's a job killer in an economy that needs millions more jobs, not less."


No, your income is the greatest threat to the development and release of entertainment and media. No, you kill jobs by sacking people, cause you want more money.

Even if you lost 90% of your income to piracy you would still be filthy rich.

I had friend at school who use to say. "Every movie I copy is a fight and struggle against those greedy rich bastards who are making billions"

Pity he ended up getting a $60 000 fine for piracy

621.4.2009 3:32

The ESA can kiss my...iPod!


721.4.2009 7:03

It is just another case of the pot calling the kettle back. They are their own worst enemy. The sick bastards!

821.4.2009 10:39

looks like im banning esa along with a list of other companies

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