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    Yeah, if it is porn, can the copyright owners or owners of the distribution rights sue in the same vein as that anime distributor? This is really a serious question cause many many people here will get sued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    Yeah, if it is porn, can the copyright owners or owners of the distribution rights sue in the same vein as that anime distributor? This is really a serious question cause many many people here will get sued.
    I think you will get more than being just sued.... you will be charged in court for possession of obsence material.... FYI Porn is illegal in Spore.

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    In a contract situation, one cannot sue on an illegal contract. for example, if I lend money to you illegally, the court will not enforce the loan contract.

    Perhaps an analogy would exist in respect of enforcing copyrigth on illegal materials. This would need more research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    In a contract situation, one cannot sue on an illegal contract. for example, if I lend money to you illegally, the court will not enforce the loan contract.

    Perhaps an analogy would exist in respect of enforcing copyrigth on illegal materials. This would need more research.
    that's why shylocks break legs huh? lol

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    Yea, they can't do things the legal way like banks.

    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    that's why shylocks break legs huh? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    Yeah, if it is porn, can the copyright owners or owners of the distribution rights sue in the same vein as that anime distributor? This is really a serious question cause many many people here will get sued.
    maybe u can tried it tonite and tell us whether u are being caught or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    Yea, they can't do things the legal way like banks.
    well that and breaking legs still ensures that the victim can pay up. Dead people can't pay nothing.

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    Anybody got a legal action letter from Vivid yet?

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    Like you steal from a pirated VCD shop and the shop operators call the police

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Like you steal from a pirated VCD shop and the shop operators call the police
    you try lah. see if they will call?

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    So singaporeans can download all the pirated porn they like and don't have to worry about getting sued by anybody? I am well aware that possession of pornography is illegal.

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    what do u think ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    So singaporeans can download all the pirated porn they like and don't have to worry about getting sued by anybody? I am well aware that possession of pornography is illegal.
    In some countries porn is legal to an extent I think. So...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    So singaporeans can download all the pirated porn they like and don't have to worry about getting sued by anybody? I am well aware that possession of pornography is illegal.
    Ya I guess you can say that. I believe the "ma ta" will catch up with those who download Porn in time to come....just dont be the chicken that get kill to teach the monkey ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    In some countries porn is legal to an extent I think. So...
    Japan, Holland...

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    if wanna catch those that see porn, why not just catch all the guys in clubsnap. There is so much free porn flying around here...

    yayaya ppl will say its art, i say its porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    So singaporeans can download all the pirated porn they like and don't have to worry about getting sued by anybody? I am well aware that possession of pornography is illegal.

    years back, i had a fren who once was caught with VCDs. He told the police it is a sex education tool to teach himself about better sex in marriage life but in the end they still considered it as an offence.

    think about what my fren said, he got a point also. Some pple esp. bookworm types need it to get ideas.
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    The only reason organizations like the RIAA and MPAA can push for prosecution is because they have the ear of the US government. Singapore needs powerful friends because it's such a small country, so when America suggests that Singapore better take care of it's citizens who're stealing US intellectual property or copyrights, the government listens. The anime fiasco was the work of local distributors, not a powerful overseas organization working through the US government. The porn industry is one of the largest industries in the world, but you won't see US politicians trying to push for prosecution on pornography, it's not something they like to be associated with. Because porn is also illegal here, there aren't any local distributors to file lawsuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    So singaporeans can download all the pirated porn they like and don't have to worry about getting sued by anybody? I am well aware that possession of pornography is illegal.
    There was a posting in HWZ years ago from a guy who received a letter from his ISP, telling him to stop downloading copyrighted material. He stopped and everything was ok, but the movie in question had a name of an actress some may know - Ai Nagase

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadpixel View Post
    Ai Nagase

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