The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » Gowers Review : However, we are concerned that the report seems to make no distinction between large-scale commercial counterfeiting, and small-scale non-commercial acts carried out by individuals. Too often these vastly different acts are conflated by the music industry, and the drafters of any new intellectual property law must make the difference clear to both the courts and the rights holders.

Amazing how often arguments about one get twisted into arguments about the other. Otherwise intelligent people seem to have this problem repeatedly and can't understand how I can be in favour of prosecuting large scale commercial counterfeiters and be against prosecuting individuals giving away music for free.

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