Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
Permalink for comment 451303
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Correction
by jack_perry on Sat 27th Nov 2010 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Correction"
Member since:

"People are pissed because they got cut off from stolen goods? Color me devastated.

3) Most importantly, I see that you take the "guilty until proven otherwise"-approach to justice.

Good luck with that.

Thom, I've noticed in this and ore comments that you know a lot less about the law than you like to pretend. Your position has been made indefensible by several facts listed by some posters, and now you want to throw out charges of guilty until proven otherwise? Do you know what a seizure warrant implies? Do you know how it's obtained? Do you know what reasonable cause means?

I'm reminded of another thread where you screamed about censorship in the US but clearly didn't know that obscenity has never been considered protected speech. (Or perhaos you knew and you pretended not to, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.)

I agree with another poster that your comments can make a story more lively, but at least try to inform yourself before making them. Otherwise you do no one any favors.

Reply Parent Score: 3