But, no! Wait, he's...wait for it...he's like...a guy that...makes videos, but then he shows the videos...no he just describes the videos...but then he makes a filesharing linksite.
From these arguments, only two reasonable conclusions can be drawn:
1. The new season of Heroes is as addictive as crack cocaine.
2. Gang members are missing out on the huge profit-making potential of “guy you pay to tell you where to find a drug dealer.”
As neither are very helpful, I’m going to try my best to put this whole thing in perspective. Shocking revelation after the jump.
Yes, what tv-links did is wrong.
Maybe or maybe not technically illegal, but "wrong" in the sense that you felt the little thrill of piracy every time you loaded up that episode of The Office
you missed last night, or that episode of Weeds
, even though you don’t have Shotime.
And yes, the outcome of this lawsuit will set important precedents about cases like this; cases where, it’s true, the culprit did little more than give directions to a place where one
may commit a crime
. As one Forums poster named Rambo put it: "This is like arresting the guy at the gas station who gave directions to a bank robber." And in some sense that’s true, although I’m not sure I should trust the opinion of a man who kills people with a bow and arrow.
But the key point here that the RIAA and those who make TV should be gathering is that Sin ran a successful site off of linked television shows. He made money off it. For a long time. Because he provided something