Megaupload Search Warrants Deemed Invalid, Police Conduct Questioned By NZ High Court

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maxeeemum

Looks like the judges in New Zealand get it. Unlike California and Germany who are paid off government pawns. Somehow I smell the corrupt ex-senator and MPAA president Chris Dodd having something to do with this whole botched raid and arrest.

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barbara009

my classmate's aunt makes $78 an hour on the laptop. She has been without work for 10 months but last month her income was $15994 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this web site NuttyRich.com

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Biceps

I love how Maximum PC's SPAM filter will catch the most innocent, mundane stuff and tell me "YOU HAVE TRIGGERED THE SPAM FILTER, SO F*CK YOU AND YOUR CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT POST", but you guys still haven't added NuttyRich.com to the blocked key words, even though it's been spammed on your site at least 100 times that I have seen. You'd also think that you would have added the word, 'aunt', since the only person I've seen on MaxPC talking about their aunt is this jerk.

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John Pombrio

Roh, ro, George.

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Meat_Juice

Finally some sanity in the court room related to copyright infringement. Too bad it was not a ruling in a US court where the insanity continues.

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The Second Comi...

Here's another example of "shoot first" and clean up the bodies later. What it is illustrates the ills of the criminal justice system. This case saw attention for the significance of it, but it takes place daily, especially in "Merica".

Cops lie to get a warrant to stop something they don't like, they crash in and steal (profiting later by the means of equitable sharing doctrines) property, and then the courts come back later and approve it all. The NZ is a RARE exception.

For those who don't agree they have truly no experience and have not seen it done to them. If you don't police your government, it will police you.

Just don't bitch about it when it's too late - Chicken Pants squawks enough!

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RaptorJohnson

Darn it, Kim is guilty as hell and made millions off of other people's work. He should go to jail, or at a minimum pay back the copyright owners all of his earnings.

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Biceps

Kim Dotcom made a hundred million or so hosting other people's files. His site was used for piracy by others, and it was also used by millions of people for legitimate data storage. He made money from those people, too.

I find it ironic that anyone would be calling for this guy's head on a plate when there are people who have stolen billions (not millions), not from from 'copyright holders", but from you and me. People who will never be prosecuted because of our corrupt system:

-Henry Paulson
-Robert Rubin
-John Thain
-Robert Steel
-Joshua Bolten
-Mark Patterson
-Ed Liddy

Check out those names, and then get angry. Dotcom just stepped on some hollywood toes. More power to him.

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RaptorJohnson

Dotcom deliberately tried to get copyrighted materials on his site (unless you think the feds faked the emails).

He also has a history of forming companies and selling them for millions and having them go bust immediately. He is just as crooked as anyone else you listed.

I'm not saying we punish Kim and not these others, lets punish them all.

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Ghok

Kim is being punished very harshly because he's pissed off people who have too much influence over government. The fact he's being punished and yet these other people aren't just goes to show that he's really not who we have to worry about. You can multiply that times 100 after hearing this most recent news.

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keyboardJuice

Think of Kim's service as a bank. I mean yes, people do store gold and other valuables in their safety deposit boxes, but they can also store drugs and fake passports. They can also give the keys to the deposit box to whomever they choose to. Is the bank responsible? I don't think so.

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Clavo_PR

Looks like if you sell a car that goes over the speed limit you as the creator of such car such be fined, No the driver is fined. Just like Kim Dotcom business is legal. It's not his fault people use the service for illegal activities.

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Meat_Juice

Agreed.

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kris79

Hahahahaha! He who laughs last...

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Engelsstaub

"Well obviously that judge was paid off!"

...sorry. Wrong story. But apparently the US Gov't doesn't have the capital or the clout to "pay off judges" like that Evil Fruit Empire.

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Taffer

What? New Zealand is not an evil fruit empire. WTH are you talking about?

This is about the legality of the FBI's seizure, and has important ramifications for how data will be handled in the future (from a law perspective).

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Engelsstaub

"Wrong story."

It's sarcasm based on the "Apple paid off the judge!" comments on recent stories on this site where the "Evl Fruit Empire" wins injunctions against competitors.

...hence the "wrong story." It was a semi-troll aimed at all the apparent legal scholars who frequent this site.

If you want my serious and relevant commentary all I have to say is I don't personally feel that the seizure of Megaupload was at all necessary. I think gov'ts should be focusing their efforts on more important things than file sharing which is going to continue regardless.

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maxeeemum

Well said! I understood your comment and agree 100%.

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tony2tonez

That's all the government and FBI have to be proud of these days. After Bonds Clemens Lohan OJ Edwards and every other person has made a mockery of our judicial system. At least they can be proud they took down the number 1 CoD player in the world.

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