Tehparadox is a file-sharing site. Its business model depends upon users posting copyrighted material which infringes the copyright owners' copyright. The TOS acknowledges that copyrighted material might be posted, and tehparadox disclaims knowledge and responsibility for this.
At the moment, the copyrights are apparently being violated for Harlequin books.
Here are some of the prominent companies in the business community who are displaying paid advertising (it has to be paid!) on this site. Please, if you have a moment, let these companies know how you feel about their funds making the "theft" of ebooks possible and profitable.
Universal Technical Institute
Keller School of Management
Oreck (vacuum cleaners)
Are we all guilty of Misprision if we see these advertisements and fail to report them to the authorities? I seriously doubt it!
Under the US code and maybe under state codes, failure to report a felony is known as "misprision".
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 1 > § 4
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§ 4. Misprision of felony
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a
court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known
the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the
United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three
years, or both.
Does anyone know if being an accessory before or after the fact of copyright infringement is a felony?
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