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Copyright violation and illegal downloadingEnglish 7

Outline of the attitudes to copyright violation and illegal downloading as presented in text 1 and 3: The first text, The Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde: It’s evolution, stupid, is about this person Peter Sunde from Sweden who uses an illegal website TPB. In this text we get his point of view of illegal downloading. He gets in prison for 8 months because he gets convicted of contributory copyright infringement. He thinks that the idea of illegal downloading is a part of the evolution of technology and therefor it shouldn’t be any kind of punishment. Even the Swedish prosecutor doesn’t find it as a main crime. (P 1, l. 39-l. 45) ”But Hollywood was not happy with this… The United States told Sweden that if they didn’t get rid of the site, they would not be allowed to trade with the U.S.!” In USA, and especially in Hollywood where the movie stars are to find, they don’t like the website. Therefor they threat Sweden to no more trading’s between them if they don’t get rid of the website. In the other hand with text 3 we get the point of view of a poet from England, Wendy Cope. Wendy Cope is a well known poet in Great Britain and doesn’t like the fact that there are many websites where her work is to find. She thinks that the poems have a tendency to run off by itself with no name on them, like it is an anonymous who has written it. She brings up with an example. As a little girl, she liked a poem with no name on it. It took some years before noticing who the poet to the poem actually is. This copyright violation has a big influence on her. First of all it does have a big effect on her sales of her books when it is easy to get a copy of hers’ poems over the internet. Second of all she has “learned” to smile and say thank you when someone copying her poems and sent them to his/her friends. Third of all she has to relate, even she finds it annoying, that some people are making money by her work. Compare the writing...
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