86-Year-Old Woman Fined On Accusation Of Pirating Metro 2033
Piracy is a huge concern around the world and some countries are willing to take strict actions against this crime. One such country is Canada where you can get fined heavily if you are accused of piracy. Here is a case of an 86-year old woman who has been accused of pirating Metro 2033.
While downloading a game illegally would be a crime it is unlikely that an 86-year-old woman would be an enthusiast gamer. Christine McMillian from Ontario is the woman that has been accused and here is what she has to say about the incident:
“They didn’t tell me how much I owed, they only told me that if I didn’t comply, I would be liable for a fine of up to $5,000 and I could pay immediately by entering my credit card number,”
IP information is used to check for illegal activities on the internet and this method of detecting piracy is not a very accurate one as you can see in this case. Someone else can easily use the internet from your IP and you can get the blame for their actions.
As is the case here, clearly someone else has downloaded Metro 2033 illegally from Christine McMillian’s IP. We can see how this system is flawed and why this has to stop. This is what Christine McMillian has to say about this system:
“That somebody can threaten you over the internet … that to me is intimidation and I can’t believe the government would support such action,”
I know that Piracy is a huge concern and it is something that people need to deal with but there has to be a system that is accurate enough in order to do so. This is why Canada needs to stop using IP information. Clearly, there are better, more effective ways of stopping piracy. Clearly, this woman who has been accused of pirating Metro 2033 is innocent.
What do you think about this strict action against Christine McMillian for the accusation of downloading Metro 2033 illegally?