Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal And bam, is no more. The FBI has arrested four people behind the popular file-sharing website, and is looking for three more, in a worlwide investigation into the website. Apparently, the site is super-dangerous - the indictment behind the arrests minces no words. As a countermeasure, people claiming to be from Anonymous took down the websites of ViaCom and the Department of Justice. Update: Ars has analysed the indictment. It's pretty damning, but does have a few weird odds and ends. Update II: And more and more sites are falling by Anonymous' hands. Largest operation in their history.
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Your headline is misleading
by LighthouseJ on Tue 24th Jan 2012 19:15 UTC
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FTA: Four of the members of what the authorities called a five-year “racketeering conspiracy” were arrested Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand, the authorities said.


The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Friday morning north of Auckland at the request of US officials. ...

The US indicted these individuals and New Zealand picked them up and are going through NZ's own justice system. NZ reached out to US FBI for assistance last August, and started cooperating.

So really, this is really a multinational (albeit two countries at this point?) crime ring bust, and not the US wildly violating national jurisdictions and arresting anyone in the world they want on a whim, as you depicted repeatedly.

Further, your outlandish speculation that the US Government can sequester anyone in the world for an arbitrary reason, and do it unilaterally are quite uncalled for.

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