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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

Kim wasn't only arrested for the MegaUpload issues; he was also a huge identity theft criminal with over 45 stolen identities. I don't get what you mean by not giving him the right of due process? He is going to be tried in court...

Kim's going to jail for so long that by the time his newborn babies grow up they won't even know who he is.
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post #112 of 125
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The part I find most compelling to these arguments is that the MPAA and RIAA have for a long time went about attempting to establish the argument that IP and therefore digital goods are to be considered the same as physical property. I am extremely interested to see how this all plays out now!

Agreement there. Regardless of how this turns out, we will at least start forming some precedent in this area. The gray area is rather large on this topic at least when it comes to the actual law.

I just hope people don't just turn this into an excuse to get money from the Government. They should just get their data back unless they can show some semblance of proof that the FBI's actions cost them lost production time and/or money as I am sure there are plenty of legitimate cases of that, but a person not having access to some Mods for Skyrim for a few weeks isn't something to sue over (unless it was a place like Nexus.com that makes money off of hits on their sites from people looking for mods)
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post #113 of 125
You know what would be funny. Defacing the FBI's deface on megaupload.
post #114 of 125
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You know what would be funny. Defacing the FBI's deface on megaupload.

i agree XD
post #115 of 125
This will be a losing battle since MU is in international territory. There is no way the FBI can win this and in NZ they keep the founder of MU because he poses a flight risk anyway. Only way I can see the US winning is showing evidence and proof that there were data stored in those servers in a US court, not an international court.
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post #116 of 125
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Kim's going to jail for so long that by the time his newborn babies grow up they won't even know who he is.

He's going to jail for so long his parole officer isn't even born yet....
 
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This will be a losing battle since MU is in international territory. There is no way the FBI can win this and in NZ they keep the founder of MU because he poses a flight risk anyway. Only way I can see the US winning is showing evidence and proof that there were data stored in those servers in a US court, not an international court.

This ^

If there were no illegal files in any US servers than what they did was wrong and shouldn't have taken down sites.
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When MegaUpload vanished, users lost access to their peronal files without any chance to retrieve them. “The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload is unjustified and completely disproportionate to the aim intended,” the Pirates or Catalonia said in a statement. Along with Pirate Parties International, potential breaches of US law are being explored for use in the case.
Wat..
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What do you mean "Wat"?

While Megaupload had a lot of pirated things on there, some people were using it for open source/things they created. If those people who use it to store legitimate files were making a living on them suddenly lost their files (which they have) it means they won't be making money. You might say "They should have backed it up somewhere else as well, it's their fault they lost it" you would have a point about them backing it up somewhere else but it isn't their fault they lost it.
    
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post #119 of 125
if it all comes down to it we canadian will burn down the white house ... again


trolololol


just joking obviously
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if it all comes down to it we canadian will burn down the white house ... again


trolololol


just joking obviously

I'm with you. All the way, but seeing as we're computer nerds, lets max the irony, freeze it with Ln2.
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