Politicians do it; CEOs do it; Even educated MPAA officials do it; Let's do it; Let's spread the FUD!
Can you spot the oxymoron?
Q: Why shouldn't you upload copyrighted media? A: Because you risk:
- breaking the law
- getting exposed to pornographic materials
- downloading a serious computer virus
- sharing your personal data, which can lead to identity theft
A "free" movie might actually cost you. It may be free, but it could be illicit material cna come with a virus as well. Some Peer-2-Peer file-sharing services could put your family's financial records on the screen - to be seen across the entire Internet.
Well I'm glad to know that I'm only risking breaking the law - not actually breaking the law. And who in their right mind keeps financial records on a computer that's linked to the Internet? Given that most people still use Windows and a lot of those still use Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, I'd be more worried about the spyware and viruses that this software combination exposes you to.
And just to be a little anal about this - why would uploading copyrighted material put you at the risk of downloading a serious computer virus? Which part of this upload process involves the download of another file. Unless they mean the peer-to-peer file sharing application, of course.
It's a slow news day for me. Need another coffee.