Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal And bam, MegaUpload.com 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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RE[5]: Chill out
by ddc_ on Fri 20th Jan 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Chill out"
ddc_
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2006-12-05

A nice definition of racketeering...

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RE[6]: Chill out
by chmeee on Fri 20th Jan 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Chill out"
chmeee Member since:
2006-01-10

How is it racketeering? Both parties must agree to the contract in order for it to be valid. Either party may void the contract under whatever terms govern breaking it. So, if one side feels it's unfair, they simply void the contract.

Words have meanings. Treaties aren't rackets.

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RE[7]: Chill out
by ddc_ on Fri 20th Jan 2012 23:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Chill out"
ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

You describe the ideal case when both sides are equal towards the resources control. Not sure about US, but in Russian theory of law there is a notion of defending the weak side of unbalanced contract (insurance, banking, etc.). This is the case here.

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RE[7]: Chill out
by Mellin on Sat 21st Jan 2012 01:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Chill out"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

"US ambassador threatened Spain with 'retaliation actions' if the country did not pass tough new Sopa-style internet piracy laws"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/05/us-pressured-spain...


if you don't do as we say you'll get a lot of problems with us

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