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“Copyright laws are turning kids into criminals”.

This claim is made by Lawrence Lessig, a Stanford law professor and an advocate of Creative Commons.

His argument is simple: Generation-Y is not going to change, so the laws will have to:

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Digital piracy: Long John Silver and his Merry Men?

You all know the advertisement: You wouldn’t steal a car… you wouldn’t steal a mobile phone… you wouldn’t steal someone’s wallet…

And yet, recently when the people behind a torrenting site called The Pirate Bay were found guilty of copyright infringement and sentenced to pay millions and spend years in jail there was widespread outrage, even threat of Cyber War One (and not just because the site would no longer aid people in getting stuff for free).

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