Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 15:19 UTC
Legal "Megaupload is challenging the U.S. Government's possession of millions of dollars in assets it seized from the company and its operators in January. The newly-filed and eye-opening motion slams the U.S. for holding the defendants liable for alleged offenses that aren't even a crime, ignoring laws designed to offer them protection, failing to provide any detail whatsoever on alleged infringements, and pushing U.S. law far beyond its borders." I'm sure Megaupload wasn't exactly a fluffy bunny organisation, but rarely have I seen a government screw up so badly, and so publicly.
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RE[2]: Missing the Point
by jefro on Fri 1st Jun 2012 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Missing the Point"
jefro
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The final agreement on the VHS and other recordable media was to put a pretty large tax in the US on any of those blank products. The proceeds from those taxes were to be shared by many groups. VHS didn't kill the industry because of this tax putting money in pockets from I Love Lucy to Frank Zappa.

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