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Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users

February 5th, 2010 02:02 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Kijori writes “Lord Lucas, a member of the UK House of Lords, has accused record companies of blackmailing internet users by accusing people of copyright infringement who have no way to defend themselves. ‘You can get away with asking for £500 or £1,000 and be paid on most occasions without any effort having to be made to really establish guilt. It is straightforward legal blackmail.’ The issue is that there is no way for people to prove their innocence, since the record company’s data is held to be conclusive proof, and home networking equipment does not log who is downloading what. Hopefully, at the very least, the fact that parliament has realised this fact will mean that copyright laws will get a little more sane.”

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