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News Kim Dotcom moves step closer to extradition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 1 Mar 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Sim racers relied on MegaUpload for sharing cars and tracks used in games - it's a shame the service has gone... but Kim 'dotcom' really comes accross as a bellend..
     
  3. Woodspoon

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    Yeah the guy does come across as a bit of a dick, but on the flip side it is good to see someone standing up to the American legal steamroller.
    Not saying anything he may or may not have done is good or bad, just nice to see someone standing their ground.
     
  4. TheDodoKiller

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    Can't he just buy a small island? That's what I'd do.
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    haha, the americans would just raid the island, lol
     
  6. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    He just needs one without oil, he'll be fine....
     
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    Im surprised New Zealand haven't had a visit from the US military yet...
     
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    From what I read in the paper this morning it sounds like the plan is to try and launch an appeal to this ruling in the Supreme Court.
     
  9. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    No one can raid an island if you own it. If you own it, you can set up your OWN law, so you could say pir8 there is perfectly legal and it IS ! Now the real concern is U.S. will totally collapse around 2016, if you don't believe start to search for that and research it, you'll see the collapse IS super real.
     
  10. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Except, anyone with a bigger gun and a willingness to use it can invade your island and then it's not your island anymore. Only the rule of law can protect you from the rule of force, and when you shrug off the protections of law you become vulnerable to anyone willing to use force. This is why people band together to form civilizations in order to protect themselves from those who would take from them by force.
     
  11. jb0

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    Tell that to Hawaii. USA raided the hell out of them islands. Now we own them.

    Also, there's practical considerations with a private island nation beyond simple military defense.
    Not the least of which is that you're dependent on other nations for food, fuel, et cetera. This is especially important if you want niceties like electricity and an internet backbone connection for the popular download site you intend to host. i wouldn't put it past someone to blockade computer shipments out of spite.
     
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    You mean they would LIBERATE the island using $500bn worth of freedom drones and star spangled bullets.
     
  13. abezors

    abezors Lurking since '08

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    Dotcom does come across as rather arrogant - but the important thing is that he is a figurehead for the internet community.. The US illegally seized his goods and IIRC the raid was not 100% legitimate either.

    More importantly, the charges originate from content the US asked him to keep on his servers! So they effectively set him up.
     
  14. Gradius

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    About the island stuff, not if you have a nuke or two. ;-)
     
  15. Ayrto

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    Ecuadorian embassy here he comes!
     
  16. fdbh96

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    Megaupload was hardly 100% legal either though...
     
  17. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    He changed his surname to "dotcom".. I mean..

    If that's not a reason for someone to be in prison, then I don't know what is.
     
  19. fdbh96

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    Megaupload, the site that stored tons of pirated content?
     
  20. John_T

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    Is that a serious comment or just sarcasm? I'm not sure. If you're serious, then you need to:
    1 - Consider all jb0's points.
    and
    2 - Google the phrase: "Extraordinary Rendition" - The practice or kidnapping people from country 'A', and then taking them to country 'B' so you can torture the cr*p out of them to your heart's content. (Country 'B' obviously not being your own country, where doing said torturing would be deemed highly illegal). That's not mad conspiracy theory by the way, that's a confirmed and unapologetic fact.

    Like Cthippo said, the only real protection in life is to either be big enough not be stamped on for fear of serious repercussions, (Russia & China) or friendly enough to not to be stamped on out of a current level of tolerance, (most Western European countries, Canada, Australia & NZ). Pretty much everyone else is fair game.

    No offense intended to any American readers, but you know that's how it works these days.
     
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