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Re: You own the link; you pay the fine So let's extrapolate your argument further. Anyone with internet must be tech savvy or shouldn't enjoy the privilege. So if Bob Smith pays a company to plug in a wireless router, and the router isn't properly secured, Bob Smith should be sued? Here's another more plausible scenario.
Bob Smith has friends over and lets them use his wifi. Is Bob Smith suppose to make everyone sign an agreement not to use his internet to infringe upon copyright? That's not even taking into account that someone (neighbor, the local kid with some good hacking skills, etc) may piggyback his net.
If the person admits to the fact, then fine. Case closed. However, to sue the owner and then be unable to prove if the owner is guilty is nothing short of extortion. Unless you can without a doubt prove the individual has infringed, then you are basically shooting fish in a barrel hoping to catch someone.
I guess you just like big government, huh? Next up, listening to you rant why we need the government to keep us safe from terrorism and every civil liberty should go out the door.