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Re: Fw: [ PFIR ] UK bill introduces 10 year prison sentence for online pirates

On Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 12:47:56PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> https://torrentfreak.com/uk-bill-introduces-10-year-prison-sentence-for-online-pirates-160706/
>   	The UK Government's Digital Economy Bill, which is set to
> 	revamp current copyright legislation, has been introduced in
> 	Parliament. One of the most controversial changes is the
> 	increased maximum sentences for online copyright infringement.
> 	Despite public protest, the bill increased the maximum prison
> 	term five-fold, from two to ten years.

Isn't this dangerous to honest users?

"pirate-ransom": Own the user, make her download pirate/illegal content
preferably from well watched site. In addition possibly make her seed
the content. Remove signs of owning. Find a way to take money from her,
if possible.

It is possible that LEAs did something similar. IIRC the Hacking Team
leaked stuff had movies with titles suggesting illegal content, don't
have link at hand ATM.

Check the sizes of botnets and the amount of sickuarity bugs and