Author Topic: International Phonographic says file-sharing is OK.... sort of  (Read 2357 times)

Offline sonofdbn

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Here's an extract from an article on DailyTech titled "IFPI Sues 8,000 File Sharers" (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry):

"Along with Poland, Brazil and Mexico, Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore and Switzerland were also targeted by the latest round of lawsuits. The alleged file sharers were using eDonkey, BitTorrent, DirectConnect, Gnutella, Limewire, WinMX or SoulSeek to acquire files. Because all of the 17 locations have legitimate access to legal download services, “there is no excuse” for the file sharing, according to IFPI chairman John Kennedy."

So what's the logic here? Does this mean if a particular file is NOT available on a legal download service in Singapore then we DO have an excuse?