Anyone else wonder if this whole trial is completely fake?
It makes sense that the CIA, in cooperation with the media industry, carefully control all media. If they control and dominate torrent sites, starting them up and stopping them randomly, then non CIA entities won’t bother looking for ways to host them themselves or look for other ways to share.
Torrent sites are simply directories for programs to find files on distributed hosts. How hosting a directory could possibly be criminal is eluded to in this article.
KickassTorrents (KAT) was merely a torrent search index, the defense explains. It provided a search function for torrent files which in and by themselves do not contain any copyrighted content.
It is possible to hold torrent site operators liable for “secondary” infringements committed by their users, as we have seen in the past. However, this is only possible under civil law, Vaulin’s defense team argues
Is making money selling media really the goal for these controllers? In 2016, the answer is no. Getting the messages embedded in the content into your head is far more valuable.
Doing that, as they say, is priceless.No tags for this post.