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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heh...
by helf on Sat 27th Nov 2010 16:33 UTC
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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.

uh, no.

USA based websites with domains registered with USA based registrars pointing to websites running on USA hosted servers. This is completely within the US jurisdictions and legal rights. They did not touch sites hosted outside of USA legal jurisdictions.

But, no, people will slant everything (I'm guilty of it too) one way or the other to suit their views.

oh, and uless they explicitly change laws, then just because they don't "host" copyright materials, they are still participating in the "crime" by pointing you to the files. This is a HUUUGE debate at the moment and will be interesting to see how it ends up.

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People bitching about thom' opinions need to look over the site history. It has ALWAYS had opinions. Just go look at Eugenias (did I spell that right?) posts in the past. It isn't something new. What IS new is the amount of politics being thrown in. But if you don't like it, you don't have to look at the site. ;)

How very American of me, 'eh? I don't want to automatically stifle someones dissent ;)

And for you non-americans; please stop judging the populace through the politicians. It is really getting old.

Edited 2010-11-27 16:46 UTC

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