Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Mar 2012 16:23 UTC
Legal If you run a web site or service that runs afoul of US law, and that site is hosted overseas, then the US legal system doesn't have much recourse, right? Wrong. Because the .com, .net, and .org top level domains are managed by a US company, the government can come to Verisign with a court order and seize your domain, effectively shutting you down. And because of a quirk of internet history that made the US-controlled domains the de-facto standard for web sites, this is a situation that's quite possibly permanent.
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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 9th Mar 2012 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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TechGeek, please list any example of how you've been directly affected by the Patriot Act.

What the hell kind of reply is that? If the US was burning people at the stake, I shouldn't worry until they tie me to a pole? It's EVERY citizen's right and responsibility to speak out when our government does shitty things. Thats the whole point of a government by the people, for the people.

Ok, so you can't provide any examples. No problem, I didn't think you could. Trying to divert attention away by comparing it to burning people is a bit silly. We can stay on topic -- we're talking about the Patriot Act, not burning people. They are not comparable.

We have a government by the people, sure... But, we do not have a government for the people and if you're unclear about that at this point then you've got a hell of a LOT of catching up to do.

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