Pirating definition – One who makes use of or reproduces the work of another without authorization.

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Do you think that there should be laws against copying(pirating)?

 

The University of Illinois disconnects pirating students.  The school disconnects pirating students on the first warning. After a hearing students are allowed back online, but after the third strike the student permanently looses their internet access.

 

I know here at EMU it is similar.  When I was a freshman I got busted for downloading music and movies. My internet was disconnected and I had to meet with HR and sign a paper saying I wouldn’t do it again on the EMU server. Of course I signed it and I have not done it again. My opinion on this matter is whats the big deal if I’m not selling this data?  I downloaded from a torrent site where people share movies and music. I never really thought it was a big deal or that there was anything wrong with it until my freshman year when I got busted. I still don’t really see what the big deal is.. I would love to hear what other people think about this, so please feel free to comment and tell me your opinion.

 

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