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    It appears likely that the manufacturers of guns are soon to enjoy legislated immunity from lawsuits. See here.

    Should this happen it seems to me that Sharman has the perfect legal defense against the RIAA/MPAA. This would be bolstered by the Grokster ruling earlier this week.

    If gun makers can't be held liable for criminal use of their product then I don't see how Sharman could be held liable for illegal use of the FastTrack network.

    Plus, I don't ever recall reading about a death due to a driveby download.
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    Originally posted by clocker@4 May 2003 - 19:45
    Plus, I don't ever recall reading about a death due to a driveby download.
    Fucking priceless!

    Seriously, the Grokster/Sharman ruling this week was a huge step. This virtually opens the door for tons of filesharing programs, and protects the creators, as long as their is a legitimate use for the software. P2P is going to be around for a while. B)
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    Originally posted by clocker@4 May 2003 - 23:45
    It appears likely that the manufacturers of guns are soon to enjoy legislated immunity from lawsuits. See here.

    Should this happen it seems to me that Sharman has the perfect legal defense against the RIAA/MPAA. This would be bolstered by the Grokster ruling earlier this week.

    If gun makers can't be held liable for criminal use of their product then I don't see how Sharman could be held liable for illegal use of the FastTrack network.

    Plus, I don't ever recall reading about a death due to a driveby download.
    I am getting a mental image. It is Charlton Heston holding a "pirated CD" saying, "You will take this from my cold dead hands!"

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    In Charlton's case that may not be too far in the future...
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Or he may not know it, even if they're not quite cold and dead yet.

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    Charlton Heston rules! I love the NRA and guns! Also, filesharing will continue to thrive once more of them incorporate encryption and proxies.

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    Charlton Heston is an idiot

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    Originally posted by opivy@8 May 2003 - 10:50
    Charlton Heston is an idiot
    Charlton Heston is one of the few people in the USA who is truly fighting to preserve people's rights. He is a great man.

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    ya he is preserving your right to take a gun werever you want geez now you can kill somebody anywere.
    People are far to stupid to be trusted with something so deadly

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