[pp.int.general] MegaUpload raided, shut down on request of US authorities
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Fri Jan 20 10:06:58 CET 2012
I think we have to keep in mind that it is well possible that megaupload,
as opposed to Piratebay for example, was making a lot of money off
infringing copyright, which at least for PPDE would mean that we are not
against pursuing them legally.
What I think is more questionable here is whether all those people, all of
whom clearly didn't break any law while having been in the US, are gonna be
tried in the countries they were arrested, or gonna be extradited to the US
(like that poor British boy). Or did NZ join the US and nobody cared to
tell me? This expansion of US law to be applicable to everybody who uses
the internet is worrysome.
On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 2:35 AM, Amelia Andersdotter <teirdes at gmail.com>wrote:
> Pe 20.01.2012 00:00, Andrew Norton a scris:
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>> On 1/19/2012 4:45 PM, Rick Falkvinge (Piratpartiet) wrote:
>>> MegaUpload has been raided in New Zealand and shut down at the request
>>> of US authorities.
>>> This has a lot in common with the raid on The Pirate Bay on May 31,
>>> 2006. If the affected Pirate Parties act quickly on this, it has the
>>> potential for a media breakthrough moment. Those are rare and need to be
>>> positively jumped on when happening.
>> Alas, USPP is still in the process of reorganising our structure, but
>> I'm working on something.
>> After all, MegaUpload didn't just have 150 million users. They also had
>>> 150 million voters.
>>> This is true.
> Only if you believe that the internet is populated by responsible, legal
> - -- Andrew Norton
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