a company in Sweden is offering file-sharing insurance - they'll pay your fines if you're sued by the RIAA. The /. submitter translates the link as follows: 'For a mere 140 SEK ($19 USD) per year, they will pay all your fines and give you a t-shirt if you get convicted for file sharing.'If you are a losing defendent in a copyright violation suit, will the court assess higher damages if you are insured? How do the courts react to insurance against a loss which is planned in advance as an intentional violation of someone else's rights? It's hard to imaagine the courts looking favorably on parking ticket insurance.
Friday, June 30, 2006
How would the courts deal with this? According to Boing Boing