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[4]: Correction
by MamiyaOtaru on Sun 28th Nov 2010 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Correction"
MamiyaOtaru
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1) It might be illegal in the US to download illegally uploaded content, but it's not illegal in many European countries.

so what. The authorities in this case aren't going after people "download(ing) illegally uploaded content" are they? (as though you could separate downloading and uploading when dealing with torrents anyway).

To quote you again: "illegally uploaded content". welp. I don't feel bad for people being deprived of this content even if it is legal for them to download it. By your own admission it shouldn't have been uploaded in the first place.

A lot of the law needs to change, but you missed the boat with that bit

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