I politely disagree Jordan, the uninformed deserve to be informed
so they can make an informed decision on the product offered.
On the other hand, I understand "the idiots" are those whom AFTER being informed still chose to fall prey of the scammer. In such case perhaps
they deserve it, but it doesn't make what's done to them morally right.
Quite a debatable topic there!
Should opt-in/self-chosen idiocy supersede legal rights?
My guess is in a court room: no.
Just imagine an analog scenario! "I murdered him because he agreed to it" -OK, charges for murder one withdrawn since the victim chose to be murdered, you are free to walk out with no charges Sir, sorry for the inconveniences.
...Reality check: NOT A CHANCE!!!
I do agree there are no grounds for copyright infringement since nothing is being copied form their site, the link above is for google only (one could even argue google isn't violating copyright either, since they are merely indexing the file, not hosting it); BUT if we
get a formal complaint I'll take the link out. I guess it's only a matter of time for them to patch the misconfiguration at their server anyway.
The webmaster of that site isn't going to look so good on this one! He better be a good personal friend of this silverthorne guy if he is to keep the job... Or I can imagine the face of MartinJ when he realizes google indexed those files (had he published the site himself)!