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Anything which can be seen or heard can be copied by one means or another.
And Henrik Andersen was so tired of Denmark’s intellectual property laws he turned himself into local cops and admitted copying 100 movies and 10 seasons of a TV series.
But he hadn’t downloaded them.
He’d bought them
Nor was he confessing for copying them — doing so for personal use is legal in Denmark.
Rather, he was owning up to having broken DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) consumer control technology, which is against the law, there, says BusinessDK, noting the ministry of culture had intended to update local laws regarding “copy protection” to enable people to make copies for personal use.
Says TorrentFreak, “However, as Henrik points out, while this might be the government`s plan, the movie industry has failed to live up to this vision, hence his intended piracy martyrdom to draw attention to the issue.
“As the culture minister sees no reason to change the law, she must, in my opinion, not understand the problem, therefore I choose to confess to you, to see whether you are prepared to get the legislation tested in court,” says Henrik as he concludes his confession.
Henrik has given anti-pirate outfit Antipiratgruppen until December 1to respond,” it says, adding:
“Even given a prosecution on a plate, it`s extremely unlikely they will take him up on his offer.”
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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