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A RATIONAL Analysis of the MegaUpload Indictment

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JasonZ10, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. JasonZ10

    JasonZ10 Regular Member

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    Fully unbiased view. From "Reads_The_Documents" on reddit.

    Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/oosk4/anonymous_megaupload_revenge_shows_copyright/c3iwg24
     
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    Interesting read, I now know a lot more than I did:) and it sounds like they are f***** :(
     
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    Add to the checklist of preventive strategies for the next generation of file servers: 1) use a email service not subject to international warrants or cooperative agreement, AND who do not tun over data upon 'request' or intimidation by the jackboots (for example, anonymousspeech.com). 2) Use non-US servers. Keep in mind the SOPA legislation has been in development for YEARS, it is still the backdrop of this kind of federal attack dog activity for Big Corp.
     
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    Madi al Dajjal Newbie

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    Whoa, lots of cars, art and bank accounts frozen for seizure and forfeiture. They lived large for a long time. No more. Certainly will e more of the same coming soon to a forum and rapid-media sharing site near you!
     
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    Yeah,
    I read the indictment and came to the same conclusion.

    They pretty much fuked themselves.
    They got too comfortable with what they were doing.
    and got sloppy.
     
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    A few things left out of the "rational" analysis:

    1) When Napster was challenged years ago, it was subjected to a civil suit within the US, for which there was a real trial prior to punitive actions. Whereas Megaupload is being subjected to CRIMINAL prosecution across national jurisdictions, with its site shut down and assets seized BEFOREHAND, without trial or due process. What luxurious possessions they may or may not own is IRRELEVANT, and that disclosure is designed for emotional (NOT 'rational') negative coloring of the accused. What is relevant is that there is in fact a vast difference between the current case, and past attacks on such sites, a difference that rolls in the direction of tyranny.

    2) As both the Young Turks and Torrentfreak have revealed, no less than 5 of the DOJ prosecutors involved in the Megaupload proceedings were previously legal representatives for the RIAA/MPAA, who transitioned directly from that capacity to positions in the Justice department, along with their agendas. Just as Goldman Sachs CEOs are calling the shots as head bureaucrats at Treasury, RIAA lawyers are now increasingly calling the shots at DOJ---the distinction between big gov and big biz has become indistinguishable. Far from a 'rational' analysis, summaries that leave such details out while accepting on face value the jackboot actions that have followed, simply contribute to the increasing fascism of the US.
     
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