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Epic Stream IPTV raided by the RCMP

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Was the service up right before the arrests?
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According to that blog post they had 1/2 mil is sales last year.
I don't know what the net profit is, but I imagine it's something worthwhile (prior to getting caught and going to jail).
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Amateurs. Pros could probably set it up much better so they won't be nailed.
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Our tax dollars at work, I feel safer knowing these thugs are offline and terrorists are getting paid $11 million to sit tight and not throw grenades.
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M1K3Z0R wrote: Our tax dollars at work, I feel safer knowing these thugs are offline and terrorists are getting paid $11 million to sit tight and not throw grenades.
Suppose you write a book, and then you find out that a company is selling your book and keep all the profit, would you be ok with that ?

PS: your comparison is clear example of sophism.
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"Earlier this month, a Restraint Order and Special Search Warrant was issued in respect of the Thomeh’s assets. In response, this week a total of 14 properties were restrained, including two houses and 12 plots of land. Two vehicles were also seized.

If found guilty the RCMP is warning that under the Copyright Act, the pair could each face a five-year prison sentence, a CAD$1m penalty, or even both."

Looks like the couple were doing pretty good until they got nicked. The owned all that and had done US$517,503 in sales.
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elgros4 wrote: Suppose you write a book, and then you find out that a company is selling your book and keep all the profit, would you be ok with that ?

PS: your comparison is clear example of sophism.
Suppose you pay to learn to talk, someone certainly invented talking, and then you pay to learn to read, and then you pay to learn to write... Your remark is an example of sophism. Do you know why ? Because " if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe...." That's why. Propensity for creativity and innovation is an unstoppable force , for everything alive, if not you , someone (or one day something) else will invent, write, build, create, and quite possible for free. So dont get started.
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ah this is maybe why my iptv is down lol..im using a crystalclear IP clone!
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allanbradl wrote: Suppose you pay to learn to talk, someone certainly invented talking, and then you pay to learn to read, and then you pay to learn to write... Your remark is an example of sophism. Do you know why ? Because " if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe...." That's why. Propensity for creativity and innovation is an unstoppable force , for everything alive, if not you , someone (or one day something) else will invent, write, build, create, and quite possible for free. So dont get started.
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elgros4 wrote: Suppose you write a book, and then you find out that a company is selling your book and keep all the profit, would you be ok with that ?
The free copying of ideas is how the world worked for most of human history. Certainly neither Shakespeare, nor Newton nor Plato benefited from copyright.
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FrancisBacon wrote: The free copying of ideas is how the world worked for most of human history. Certainly neither Shakespeare, nor Newtown nor Plato benefited from copyright.
I was reading some article that Walt Disney and his ilk freely plagiarised the Grimm Brothers among others but as soon as they created content, they had U.S. copyright laws enacted to last their lifetimes and then further extended to some many years past their death. I am surprised they haven't tried to extend it for perpetuity.

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... alt+disney

FWIW, the original version of Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willy?) goes into public domain in ~4 years.
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