- Mar 2, 2009
I'm sorry, but in Brazil, that would NEVER happen. Ok, I should have listed that, being Brazilian, that's obviously the law I studied. As I said in another post, here you'll ALWAYS get a lawyer, unless it's a "simple" case and none of the parts have lawyers, but you'd still have a Judge or arbitrer. Also, our Trial by Jury only exists in cases of "crimes against life", such as homicide, and even then they don't get to decide half of what is allowed in the USA, simply because they have no tchnical knowledge on the legal system and it would be just wrong to, you kow, decide someone's FREEDOM with someone who just wants to get back home asap.cynicalsaint1 said:A few things:Milanezi said:Blah blah blah blah
1. Okay - go ahead and prove to me that everyone who could have possibly gotten one of these letters could totally get free legal defense. I know I sure as hell can't in civil case cases.
2. This exact practice is a large part of the reason why the RIAA is vilified as much as it is.
3. With you supposedly being a lawyer and all one would think you familiar with the concept of 'Trial by Jury', and you know the actual truth of matters not mattering quite as much as what you can convince the jury of. Same thing applies here - much of the public sees these kinds of practices as shady as hell for the reasons I listed; to the point that enough have spoken out against it as to convince CD Projeck that "Yeah, when you put that way - it is kind of shady, we'll stop".
You asked why the practice got such a negative response and I answered that. I'm not trying to make out CD Projekt to be a bad guy - in fact they should be commended for actually listening to other people's arguments on the situation and considering them.