[pp.int.general] MegaUpload raided, shut down on request of US authorities
José Manuel Goig
hosemanuelgoc at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 09:17:24 CET 2012
First, let me say that what's legal or illigal is arbitrary. It depends on
the legislator and their interests.
Second, I have this doubt about Megaupload. Did they load the copyrighted
material themselves or just offered a paid hosting space so users could
load whatever they wanted to share? For if it is this second option, then
Google, Dropbox and all the companies that operate in "the cloud" should
start to get worry.
What I see here is a government paid by the big audiovisual corporations
that has acted to protect their economic interests. And a government that
is used to menace the rest of the world to get what they want.
I think we should focus on that.
It could have been TPB instead of Megaupload, or another. But the coup of
effect is done. The matter about copyright is just the excuse.
José Manuel Goig
A Catalan and Spanish pirate
El 22/01/2012 07:30, "Richard Stallman" <rms at gnu.org> escribió:
> Did MegaUpload block IPs from the US? Did the adress US customers with
> their ads?
> Seriously, why should it matter? If a company operating in another country
> does a kind of business that is illegal in the US, does that justify
> arresting the management and trying them in the US?
> I don't know the facts about Megaupload, and I don't have an opinion
> about it, but I think the issue of US prosecution world-wide is more
> important than whether Megaupload is good or bad.
> Dr Richard Stallman
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