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Apr 5, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Civil vs Criminal. 4:12 PM
Criminal proceedings cannot take place without going through the proper channels with a Civil suit first. They rarely file Criminal charges anyway, and most of the Penalties turn out to be fines against the Infringer.

The links can show you this, $2500 fine I believe? Maybe per instance, possibility of a deferred Judgement, etc... If too much time has gone by it is always up to their descretion as to whether or not any 'Criminal' charges will be charged in any case. You're worried about nothing. The Criminal Laws are already stricter than they were but, 'No criminal charges can be filed', etc... Civil first.

The threat of Criminal Prosecution has been laughable. I would like to see it as a deterrent instead. I don't want to see anyone go to jail, I want to see the Infringement stop, or at least drastically slow down!

Also, Congress has already seen this a few years ago, but I was the only Petitioner so it went nowhere. I did get emails from some pretty understanding Senators that wanted to stay informed.

Have a great day! Respectfully and sincerely, Darlene

 

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This is on Copyrights. Not criminal matters. 4:39 PM
I just re-read your post with a little more clarity. This Petition is not all inclusive. It deals with Copyrights specifically. Has nothing to with anything else, Murder,Robberys, etc... or the Laws that are put in place for these crimes.

Each Law has its own 'Statute of Limitations' and is a seperate entity. When laws are changed each one has its own set of 'Civil' remedies and its own set of 'Criminal' remedies.

My Petition is specifically for Copyright law only and deals almost totally with 'Civil'. It suggests that 'Criminal' proceedings should be stricter, but makes no attempt to change their methods of prosecution on this law, and only this law.

If we can sue at any time for Infringement, that's a stronger deterrent. We have to be able to prove our case in court, either way. So if too much time has gone by some people may not file suit anyway, but it should be our choice, not theirs!

Thank you for your time and consideration. I hoped this has clarified the Issue for you. Have a great day!

Sincerely and respectfully, Darlene

Blog: Look how easy it is to steal my own posts.  
I was told that the reason they won't change this Law is because they don't want to be inundated with lawsuits.

So how many people are there that have had their 'works' stolen that couldn't stop it from happening, or collect when it did? Obviously, I am not alone.

They know what they're doing, and I think the Laws should be changed. If Infringers knew that we could sue them at any time, it will make at least some of them think twice before stealing our 'works.' Without the Lawsuits and no criminal charges, there are no deterrents at all.

Please help to restore our Copyright Protections.
Thank you for your time and consideration, Darlene
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759

Thank you. Respectfully and sincerely, Darlene
 

Darlene has received 19 new, 19 total stars from Care2 membersDarlene has been awarded 20 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Darlene C.
Re-read your post. 7:36 AM
Actually the Internet makes it easier to hide the theft.

The Internet is World-wide. What's to stop someone from taking articles from one Country and selling them in their location?

A lot of people are assuming that the thief would Publish on the net. Not likely. They would want to hide it and their money earned as far out of sight as possible.

Whole books, and works of art can be copied and sold without the true owners permission or knowledge. World-wide sales of your 'article' would drop as common usage before you would ever find out about it.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and have a great day!

Respectfully and sincerely, Darlene

Please help to restore our Copyright Protections.
Thank you for your time and consideration, Darlene
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759

Thank you.

 

 
 
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