Megaupload.com seized

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Jan 20 05:17:50 CST 2012


On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 03:05:47AM -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
> 
> On Jan 20, 2012, at 2:25 AM, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:
> >> 
> >> I suspect most file sharing site don't have illegal content.  Most
> >> would have some content that is there without the permission of the
> >> copyright holder.  These are different things.
> > 
> > <nitpick>
> >  "Without the permission of the copyright holder" _is_ contrary to
> >  statute, and thus 'against the law'.  As such 'illegal' is _not_
> >  an incorrect term to apply to the situation.
> > 
> >  It may not be a _criminal_ violation, but it is still proscribed by law.
> > 
> >  "Illegal" and "criminal" -- _these_ are different things.
> > 
> >  Junk faxing is illegal, Telemarketing calls to cell phones are illegal,
> >  Public distribution without the permission of the copyright owner is
> >  illegal.
> > 
> >  Except in special cases, none of those actions are _criminal_, but 
> >  they are all violations of law, and thus _illegal_.
> > 
> 
> Actually, they are all criminal violations. They may be infractions, or, they
> may not often get prosecuted, but, each is, in fact, a criminal violation.
> 
> Owen
> 

	depends on the jurisdiction me thinks.  Do US laws apply in India? Nigeria?
	Mars?  Your broad generlizations  may not hold.  

/bill



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