[pp.int.general] MegaUpload raided, shut down on request of US authorities
squig at dfpx.de
Sat Jan 21 10:53:28 CET 2012
(I meant Christian's logic, not Boris')
On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Justus Römeth <squig at dfpx.de> wrote:
> By that logic the people responsible for the pirate bay should have been
> arrested a long time ago. It doesn't work like that.
> (and I think the notion that they fall under American jurisdiction because
> they operated a .com address, which is used here, is laughable, too.)
> They were an international company operating outside of the US, other than
> their .com address and catering to American customers among others they did
> nothing that warrants US authorities to try them in the US, since none of
> them is a US citizen.
> Other than that I do agree that they made money off other's people work,
> and should be pursued legally for that. But I think the laws of their
> country of residence, or the country the company was in apply, not US laws.
> Otherwise we might as well get rid of countries alltogether and find a
> global legal code, and a global government.
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Christian Hufgard <
> pp at christian-hufgard.de> wrote:
>> On 21.01.2012 08:46, Ryan Moffitt wrote:
>> > I dont believe it should be legal for a jury in virginia to have the
>> > to seize the assets of a company in Hong Kong and have 4 people in New
>> > Zealand arrested.
>> Well, if you are under suspect to have commit a crime in country A, it
>> is pretty business as usual that you can be arrested in country B. And
>> MegaUpload is not a little company in Hong Kong addressing only to
>> chinese customers.
>> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
>> pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
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