Originally Posted by BoldlyDubious
No, you get blamed (and fined) for having personally given your files to at least one untrustworthy person who shared them with someone else while knowing that this may likely get you into trouble and damage the authors of your media. You had full control over this choice; you were careless; you pay the fine...
No, absolutely. There are people I trust: I would easily trust them not to share my files, and I would happily lend my media to them.
What my proposal does is preventing loaning to little-known or untrusted people. I find this an acceptable limitation of what I can do with my media.
Do you trust them never to get mugged and their laptop (with your file on it) stolen? And do you trust them to keep an offsite record of every borrowed file they have and on which devices they have it loaded, in case that happens? With multiple backups of said list, in case of fire/theft/bankruptcy of cloud service?
I don't trust myself
to do that, much less anyone
else, especially when it puts me at significant risk.