Re: Legal status
Posted: January 3rd, 2016, 11:58 pm
This is way too much drama for something that can be bought for 5$, with the potential fine of 10$.
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Isn't that essentially the same how it works in the US as well? If you go and download the Fast and Furious collection, isn't it up to Universal to notify the authorities because the police don't sit around monitoring bit torrent traffic? I suppose they could and you could get some huge fines and possibly jail time, but it's extremely unlikely unless the copyright holder goes after you first or you are redistributing copyrighted copies. Honestly, I thought most of these copyright infringement deals were basically civil cases at this point, unless you are actually running a torrent site, then the Feds pay attention. Like Kim Dotcom.Drool wrote:From my layperson reading of the 1994 Polish Copyright Laws, the aggrieved party would have to request government action. Which makes it look like a weird hybrid of tort and criminal law.
I agree with your sentiment, although I have to point out that GOG is legally based in Cyprus (that's where their bank accounts are, for taxation purposes). But their offices are in Poland, so Poland still gets some benefit.Gruftlord wrote:Myrth, if this is seriously that important to you, just buy the freaking thing already. Not only would you support inXile and GoG, but your own country gets a cut from gog's taxes as well. Everyone wins.
They are based on Cyprus exactly to avoid Polish taxation. It's like you never heard of tax havenkipper wrote:But their offices are in Poland, so Poland still gets some benefit.