It's a fair cop
Looks like they were taking the piss a bit. I reckon the execs should be personally punished in the same way that citizens are.
Music streaming service Grooveshark has become the latest casualty of copyright law, courtesy of executives trying to boost its catalogue in its start-up days. In a summary ruling that decides a case launched in 2011, The New York Times reports, Manhattan federal district judge Thomas Griesa entered a filing of direct …
Idiots! Why on earth did they think it was a groovy idea to instruct their employees to break the law ... and leave a permanent email record ?
It's not a great idea, period, but if you're going to be illegal at least try and do it secretly like .. I dunno ... giving the instructions verbally and then denying you said it. Emails can be destroyed, but it's better not to create damaging documents of any kind in the first place if possible!
Agreed, what they should have done was send an e-mail to all employees expressly stating that no uploading should be done on company IP addresses as it would invalidate the Safe Harbour provisions, but that what employees choose do in their own time/premises as a private individual is their own business.
Infer what you will.
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