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Dodgy Geezer Silver badge

Re: Bad bargaining

...(Copyright infringement is a crime. It isn't stealing, but it is still criminal.)...

Not sure what you mean by 'criminal'.

Note that there are two distinct branches of law, Criminal and Civil. Criminal law handles issues which are defined as wrongdoing against the state, and the process involves prosecution by the state. Breaches of these laws are termed 'crimes'.

Civil law handles issues between individuals or companies. In this case the 'wronged' party initiates the prosecution, and breaches of these laws are termed 'offences'.

Things vary between jurisdictions, but in general 'copyright infringement' is a civil offence, not a crime...

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