Wow, that's a bit...extreme. I mean there's a _huge_ difference between refusing to give someone support, which may or may not be legal, and completely banning them. I mean just because _you_ can't help him doesn't mean nobody else on this list can. Way to alienate a rather significant percentage of the user base.
On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Matthew Toseland <t...@amphibian.dyndns.org> wrote: > On Sunday 18 October 2009 11:24:08 Toni Bergman wrote: > ... >> >> I present you with my graph. I'm downloading music from freenet. > > Thanks for your detailed bug report. However, based on your graph, which > contains clear evidence of copyright infringement (there *is* legal music on > Freenet, but the Thaw instance shown includes stuff that is almost certainly > not legal), you have just earned a permanent ban from the support list. > Because of this I will not be able to act on any of the issues you mentioned, > as this would be equivalent to providing tech support to known pirates. > Please go away and don't come back. > > Sorry folks, but PIRACY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. > > This policy is the result of MGM vs Grokster, where the Supreme Court of the > United States of America found the defendant guilty because amongst other > reasons, it provided technical support to people it knew to be engaged in > copyright infringement. The EFF's peer to peer advice is not to provide tech > support at all, but IMHO this is more or less impossible for an open source > project. See here: > http://www.eff.org/wp/iaal-what-peer-peer-developers-need-know-about-copyright-law > > Freenet Project Inc is incorporated in the USA under Californian law. I have > a responsibility not to get them into legal trouble, although I am based in > England. > > _______________________________________________ > Support mailing list > Support@freenetproject.org > http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support > Unsubscribe at http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support > Or mailto:support-requ...@freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe > -- Brian Flowers Webmaster, PSU Amnesty International http://clubs.psu.edu/up/amnesty President, PSU Students for a Sensible Drug Policy http://PennStateSSDP.org Vice President, PSU Linux Users Group http://clubs.psu.edu/up/lug Treasurer, PSU Amateur Radio Club http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/k3cr/ Developer, FCON (Freenet Classic OpenNet) http://fcon.sourceforge.net _______________________________________________ Support mailing list Support@freenetproject.org http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support Unsubscribe at http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support Or mailto:support-requ...@freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe