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Your nation laws about software piracy

Postby Joenasoe » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:25 am

Anyone who download a pirated software, movie etc will be fined $7.900 + (The price of software,game etc you've pirated) and your internet speed will be lowered to 28 Kbps or even lower (Depends of size or price of pirated software you've downloaded) and will be recovered after you pay the fine to the ISP
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:27 am

Internet does not exist for typical citizens slaves of the DGES.
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Adriatican
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Postby Adriatican » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:31 am

Joenasoe wrote:Anyone who download a pirated software, movie etc will be fined $900 and your internet speed will be lowered to 56 Kbps and will be recovered after you pay the fine to the ISP


A fine equivalent to the revenue lost by the content creator of the pirated material due to initial theft and subsequent distribution (if any) at current market value, and a 1, 5, or 10 year minimum security term of incarceration in a federal corrections facility native to the jurisdiction of offender's residence. Term length is determined and dependent on the volume and value of content pirated.
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Valgora
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Valgora » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:52 am

Downloading pirated software, movies, etc. is not illegal in Valgora.
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Postby Kenmoria » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 am

Selling pirated material is a crime punishable by the creator's lost revenue + €100 for the first offence. Doing it again will increase the addition to €200, €300 then prison time. Downloading pirated software will fine you the creator's lost revenue plus €50 for the first four offences, the prison time for the fifth.
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Founded: Jun 02, 2006
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Fatatatutti » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:54 am

We have no laws about software piracy. The distributor is free to sue software pirates in court but he would have to prove that he suffered an actual loss. Since most users of pirated software wouldn't buy it anyway, such cases invariably fail.

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Alizeria
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Postby Alizeria » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 am

Software is included in the Copyright Act 2011, and if a copyright holder is able to prove that someone has illegally downloaded their material, the individual can be fined up to $50,000.

In practice it's very difficult to prove and a proposed law that would make ISPs responsible for monitoring illegal file-sharing failed to pass in its second reading in Parliament.

Furthermore, as most copyright holders of software and other intellectual property are foreign, it is even more difficult for such charges to be laid successfully.
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Postby Skyhooked » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:32 am

Basically, Skyhooked doesn't have them at all. So pirate all you want. And don't forget to buy our fine rum, cause you know, pirates drink rum.
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Postby Democratic Exodian Territories » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:40 am

The pirate will be fined twice to three times the original cost of the software, depending on the sentence given by the judge. An hour of community service will replace every twenty Likes if they cannot pay the fine. The pirated software is also removed from all devices.
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Postby Purpelia » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:51 am

Purpelian laws in regard to software piracy are well and truly lax.
If you are a business user, as in a person or entity earning money off a certain piece of software and the state catches you using a pirated copy of that particular piece of software the only thing it will really do is force you to buy a copy. That's it. For private use it's pretty much the same except that it's standard practice to look the other way unless the software is of Purpelian origin. Steal away from those dirty foreigners but respect Purpelia, man.

Furthermore, for private use there is actually no legal groundwork for the state to check explicitly for pirated software. So the only times these cases come up is if someones computer is confiscated for an unrelated crime. And even than it's typically just something the prosecution tacks on on the basis of "why the hell not."
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Blodrike
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Founded: Sep 14, 2017
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Postby Blodrike » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Piracy is punishable by death in Blodrike, just like other forms of banditry. What's a software?
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Harde
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Founded: Sep 13, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Harde » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Internet is exist for elite not all citizen
And the elite wouldn't have outside/real Internet
Harde has it's own internet and own operating system called HardeDStar

And if you using a outside/real Internet you will executed ,
If you caught watching porn or downloading something from the outside internet even it's legal you will be executed too
Anyone who use the internet without permission from government or being elite or royal citizen you will sended to work force camp for 5 years
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Krumolia
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Founded: Jul 30, 2017
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Postby Krumolia » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:18 am

Techically, if a person is caught pirating software he is forced to pay the double amount of the original price of software. If you are caught sharing pirated content you are required to pay a fine that is equivalent to 25 minimum wages. If you are not able to pay the fine you are sent to jail. However, this law is rarely enforced and the overwhelming majority of the citizens simply ignores it.
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Oak Lane Republic
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Postby Oak Lane Republic » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:21 am

Legal. In fact, we house a fairly large piracy network called Oaken Downloads.
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Zhouran
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Postby Zhouran » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:56 am

Under national law, the magistrate/judge of a town/city's People's Court would give individuals a punishment ranging from a hefty fine to a few days or weeks of mandatory community service.
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Postby Det hellige nordiske rike » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:50 pm

A software program cannot be copyrighted in the first place. It is nothing more than a set of instructions for a computer to follow. Like other instructions (manuals, recipes, formulas, algorithms) it is not an object of copyright.
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New Transeurasia
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Postby New Transeurasia » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:59 pm

what is such piracy?
we have no piracy or copyright laws
the best way to keep your ideas from getting stolen is to keep them to yourself. There are 2.2 billion people in New Transeurasia and someone is sure to steal your idea is you tell it to someone else.
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Shurjah
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Shurjah » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:36 pm

Not enforced unless asked to do so
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Stalitlerun
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Stalitlerun » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:54 am

Internet doesn't exist in outside Unyogen City
Especially for the slaves who don't praise and disobey our glorious leader

But about piracy,
They don't have access to outside Internet
We have our own OS, Internet, Computer etc
If they download a pirated software or accessing outside internet they will
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Minoa
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Postby Minoa » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 am

Downloading pirated software, movies, etc. is not illegal in Minoa.
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Postby Gandoor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 am

While software piracy is technically illegal, the law is only really enforced in egregious cases, such as someone downloading and uploading terabytes worth of pirated software.

In cases where the laws are enforced, one can face a fine of up to 1500 GDY and up to 6 months of community service and probation, which includes a ban on usage of the internet during the probation period.
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The Akhara Islands
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Postby The Akhara Islands » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 am

Piracy is not illegal in Akhara.

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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:44 pm

It goes without saying that there are no laws against pirating software in Victorious Decepticons, of all places. But almost nothing to do with legality here is a simple cut-and-dried yes/no proposition. This particular area is especially fraught with hazards since we often run software not on some other computer, but through our own minds. These hazards make software piracy a much smaller practice than would otherwise be expected.

That's the short version. The details follow:

Downloading is legal, but there are also currently no laws against uploading or spreading pirated software that is full of hack programs. Since things like full-immersion video games are meant to be run through the mind-boards of the user (and must be run this way to produce that full-immersion experience), it is highly advisable NOT to use any pirated software, unless for some reason you actually want to end up as a giant piece of remote-controlled mining equipment.

Because of the latter risk, which is indeed very high, software piracy happens very rarely here. Sure, The Decepticon Port's site is full of torrents, but using any of them as intended is basically like intentionally injecting yourself with a disease. There are exceptions who do it anyway, ranging from idiots to anti-virus program maintenance departments. Idiots, as well as those who thought their anti-virus would be strong enough to render them immune, typically end up hacked and sold as mining equipment/slaves.

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Being a slaver of Decepticons is, itself, an extremely risky endeavor. No one except other such slavers likes them, and vigilante action with the intent to exterminate them is standard upon discovery. There is no way for them to truly eliminate this risk since every enslavement virus has to have a way for the new controller to contact the hacked one and order him to a location for resale. Vigilantes constantly monitor their radios to pick up these command calls, and if the slaver is there when they arrive, they'll deactivate him rather brutally.

For this reason, hackers use well-practiced and fast methods to complete their capture missions. They usually choose meeting locations that are in space, but otherwise very close to Cybertron. (Asteroids are favorite temporary bases for a lot of different shady activities.) Then they make their victims back on Cybertron drop what they're doing at some random time and fly there ASAP using their FTL drives. A cargo-bot, usually also hacked, will be waiting. The new property is rushed aboard and everyone takes off, again ASAP and using FTL. While in flight, repainting is done on the victims AND their captors to make them visually unrecognizable.

Vigilantes, on the other hand, typically take a few minutes to prepare before they try to chase down a signal. This gives a well-trained slaver group a small window in which to get away to points unknown, and it is this window that allows the entire infected pirated software racket to continue.

Why does this dirty little side-industry exist? Slave Decepticons are worth at least 100,000 Energon Cubes each - and that's with the practice still legal. Where there are buyers, there will be sellers, especially when the "loot" has this high of a price. If Megatron re-bans this practice, the price will at least quintuple, ensuring that it will never be safe to install anything into our minds that doesn't have an airtight and trustworthy chain of possession.
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Aldina
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Aldina » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:56 am

Software piracy is totally unknown in Aldina; all our computers look like this.

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Anarchy

Postby Mon Ling » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:47 am

Software piracy is not a crime in Mon Ling.
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