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(IT World)   Explaining the Kim Dotcom/Megaupload case; somehow, Gabon is now involved   (itworld.com) divider line 8
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2013-01-23 10:05:51 AM  
Lemme see.... The nazi-hollywood-jews put pressure on the US-gestapo-worldpolice to kick down his door halfway across the planet and arrest him...
 
2013-01-23 10:19:49 AM  
There's ample evidence the guy profited heavily off of copyrighted materials and even encouraged their proliferation exclusively for profit. If the feds hadn't farked up the legal side of the case, he'd be in prison right now with no way of getting out. He's completely lucky.
 
2013-01-23 10:20:33 AM  

malle-herbert: Lemme see.... The nazi-hollywood-jews put pressure on the US-gestapo-worldpolice to kick down his door halfway across the planet and arrest him...


done in one
 
2013-01-23 10:37:07 AM  

Sargun: There's ample evidence the guy profited heavily off of copyrighted materials and even encouraged their proliferation exclusively for profit. If the feds hadn't farked up the legal side of the case, he'd be in prison right now with no way of getting out. He's completely lucky.


Pretty much. The Feds went all gestapo (probably at the behest of some entertainment industry), and their case suffered because of it.

Not that I'm complaining. I'm a pirate first, penny pincher second.
 
2013-01-23 10:37:40 AM  
Gabon is awesome.

Anyone who's partied there knows this is true.
 
2013-01-23 09:17:45 PM  
Did someone say Gaben?
 
2013-01-23 10:21:59 PM  
Sargun
There's ample evidence the guy profited heavily off of copyrighted materials and even encouraged their proliferation exclusively for profit.

No, there's really not. He profited off a cloud hosting service that let users upload files and share them, a service used for so many legal purposes that it's practically impossible to surf the internet looking for stuff like game modifications without running into broken links to the formerly awesome Megaupload.

Although policing his service closely for piracy violations clearly was not a major part of his business model, it should be noted that many other services like YouTube shared that trait, and without managing to get successfully prosecuted or even sued, let alone having its owners raided by the super-elite-helicopter-ultra-swat-team. Furthermore, Megaupload actually provided access to all the major record companies and movie studios that allowed them to *delete any file from the service that they wanted gone at any time*. YouTube still doesn't do that.
 
2013-01-24 03:19:00 AM  
They missed the part where the NZ government/police allowed the Americans to illegally take copies of evidence out of New Zealand.

And the part where he claims that they're attempting to prosecute him for retaining files that he agreed to retain at their request for another case against a different site/service.

I'm not sure if our cops deliberately screwed it up because they were angry about being used as running dogs for foreign interests, or they're just that incompetent. I don't care either way. Pooch is screwed, give it up already.

Despite being a New Zealand taxpayer I hope he wins, and then sues the everloving fark out of the NZ government for compensation for destroying a multi-million dollar business. Hell I hope every single user who was denied access their legit files because of this mess sues too. Before the next election, if possible.

If only it were possible for John Key (PM) to be made personally responsible. Could the man be any more on America's dick? What an embarrassment.
 
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