- Posted: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 07:13:09 +0000
Technically you can get done for using a private service, the hard part is proving beyond reasonable doubt if it is considered a criminal offense or on the balance of probabilities if it is civil but this can be overcome (unlikely) by using a proxy or similar so they have no proof that said user was in fact using the server.
The point of that was to make a distinction on what level of proof is needed to be able to convict somebody of the offense in question.
I purposely missed out on lots of distinction between criminal and civil law because the point of the statement was to distinguish what level of evidence was needed.
Yes, you missed some very important parts in the distinction between a criminal law case about loss versus a civil law case about IP production restriction, but that's a discussion for tech-talk.