First, let me preface this message by saying that
I am not an attorney. I am just a business
student studying law as part of the curriculum
core. According to the 8th Edition of West's
"The most common type of criminal activity is
property crime, or those crimes in which the goal
of the offender is some form of economic gain..."
Examples include: burglary, larceny, arson,
receiving stolen goods, forgery, and obtaining
goods by false pretenses.
"It is a crime to receive stolen goods. The
recipient of such goods need not know the true
identity of the owner or the thief. All that is
necessary is that the recipient knows or should
know that the goods are stolen, which implies an
intent to deprive the owner of those goods."
Property crime is a criminal offense, not a civil
one, and therefore, if the victim does intend to
take the case to court, the sentencings will be
harsher, and will probably award punitive damages
to the victim, if the victim has enough evidence
to prove their original ownership of the personal
property. Remedies at law does include
These crimes are covered by the Uniform
Commercial Code (UCC) in the United States, and
are reinforced by the United Nations Convention
on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Basically, the issue at hand is that of
intellectual copyrights and their holders. I
doubt that Switzerland is a renegade nation, such
as China, and therefore its private citizens need
to follow international treaty law.
Requiem, Blueheaven, and others: Monopolistic
business practices are a whole other issue, so
therefore your posts were irrelevant to the
topic. Also, it would be very hard to prove that
Anime Link is a monopoly in court because of the
lack of evidence that their strategies are
limiting or stifling competition. Comparing
Anime Link to Microsoft is preposterous in terms
of scale, once you think about it.