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.
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RE[3]: Comment by Sausage
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sausage"
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There was a court order. They received a warrant from a district court and proceeded with executing that order.


But, the owner did not receive a notice of the warrant, which, as far as I understand it, is necessary.

Folks, when people steal other peoples stuff


Copyright infringement is not stealing. It's copyright infringement. If it were indeed stealing, we would not be seeing such ridiculous damages.

"There's much to be said for this view of "dealing with" piracy—which is why we have long argued that the judgments handed down in P2P lawsuits against twenty-something music fans have been ludicrous. $1.92 million? $675,000? No one walking out of a Walmart with a stack of Richard Marx discs under his arm would be subject to such penalties."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/08/obama-administratio...

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