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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5007578.stm

    That must hurt Sony!

    It's good to see software firms being held accountable.

    Part of the logic of the "download issue" is that despite it's ephemeral nature; software theft is theft of something real and tangiable; just like auto theft; and therefor punishable.

    If that's the case; it's only fitting that software induced damage is something real and tangiable; which should be compensated; regardless of any vague EULA.

    I wonder if Ford could have defended thier Pinto gas tanks with a EULA?
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5007578.stm

    That must hurt Sony!

    It's good to see software firms being held accountable.

    Part of the logic of the "download issue" is that despite it's ephemeral nature; software theft is theft of something real and tangiable; just like auto theft; and therefor punishable.

    If that's the case; it's only fitting that software induced damage is something real and tangiable; which should be compensated; regardless of any vague EULA.

    I wonder if Ford could have defended thier Pinto gas tanks with a EULA?
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    I am glad to see it also, as all parties have reached a settlement.

    Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the case involving Streamcast Networks. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4627679.stm

    Also last year, major arrests were made of major players of Warez. The issues of intellectual property and copy protectin are beginning to play out in the courts.
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