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Hard News: The Mega Conspiracy

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  • Steve Barnes, in reply to nzlemming,

    You say the sweetest things, Stevie :-)

    You're Pretty cute yourself...
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • slarty,

    An interesting nuance... how does the basis of the prosecution reconcile with the Sixth Amendment?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicinage_Clause

    Personally I woudl cancel the residency on the grounds of naughtiness and deport him back to Germany. Let a nice MMP parliament which includes the Pirate party deal with it...

    Since Nov 2006 • 290 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to slarty,

    how does the basis of the prosecution reconcile with the Sixth Amendment?

    MU had servers in Virginia so the Grand Jury was impaneled there and the indictment references the "Eastern District of Virginia" numerous times as being the place where criminal activity is alleged to have taken place.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to nzlemming,

    MU had servers in Virginia

    Would it be so surprising that they had no infringing material on those servers?
    If I were they then I would have made sure that any suspect files were not on US servers. Then again, having offending files on those servers could be used as plausible deniability of prior knowledge.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Graham,

    Their email server was in Virginia, too. The USG case against Megaupload is based on emails they probably got off that server. That might be the mistake that sinks Megaupload.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2011 • 39 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Just watched tonight’s Megaupload-tastic #Media7 show and the extended #Media7 interview with film producer Neil Peplow

    Good stuff with Simon and Rick. Nicely nuanced and wide ranging. But Peplow – am I the only one who’s seeing a giant chip on his shoulder about tech companies? That he saw the SOPA/PIPA protests as being about tech companies instead of individuals is quite revealing. I’m glad Russell pulled him up about the French 3 strikes law, but it seemed that he’s waiting for other people to fix his problems.

    Edit: Also, that was the first time I'd ever heard of the film in question. Just saying

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Peter Graham,

    The USG case against Megaupload is based on emails they probably got off that server.

    The eMails, in themselves, are only incriminating if they relate to actions within the US, surely?.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to nzlemming,

    Edit: Also, that was the first time I’d ever heard of the film in question. Just saying

    See, sometimes te interwebs tell you about stuff, eh?
    =free advertising.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    This may change you minds.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    In what way? I’ve been agitating about ACTA for, what, 3 years now? The final version is considerably less than it started out as, though I’d still prefer that Parliament did not ratify it. The one to watch is the TPP, which we understand contains all that was dropped from ACTA and more. Makes SOPA and PIPA look like kindergarten rules.

    Edit: which I now realise is the thrust of the article. Doh! Your link goes straight to the comments.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    enjoyed Media 7 cheers - something that struck me however in relation to France is how Switzerland is treating infringement which would have made for an interesting sideline

    not everyone is backing the corporations right to dictate how we pay for the content they deem worthy of putting up for sale (ie a tiny proportion of their avail catalogues - music, film, tv and books)

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 325 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to nzlemming,

    Doh! Your link goes straight to the comments.

    Sorry, not intentional.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Heh, the Doh! was for me, not you ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    sittin' in the dock of the day...
    I see Li'l Kim.com has a new album out
    kinda gives the game away though...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4684 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    how do you find these things?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16493 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    how do you find these things?

    There's this thing we call the internet.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Campbell Live tonight:

    The Dumb Waiter sure got a kicking.

    Beaut!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    The Campbell Live walkthrough.

    And the Police justifying why they did things the way they did.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16493 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Sacha,

    Truly breathtaking the level off resources applied abd the overkill in operation Dot Com as related by both the security guy Wayne Tempero and Assistant Police Commissioner Malcolm Burgess.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1186 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Attachment

    Via Glyn Moody on Twitter:

    OK, for anyone wondering about the http://rnbxclusive.com takedown, it’s genuine: I’ve just rung SOCA, and they’ve confirmed it…

    http://rnbxclusive.com/ if you want to try it but they will record your IP address.

    EDIT: Oooh, I see I can just type the URL and Cactus automagically makes it a link. Is that new?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to nzlemming,

    The Guardian has a report, as does the Telegraph.

    From the Telegraph story:

    "Sources say that is because the investigation centres on hacking into music industry accounts and social network sites in order to put up material before it has been released, rather than simply breaching an artist's existing copyright."

    which puts it in a different light from Megaupload.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    And this from the Grauniad story...

    "As a result of illegal downloads, young, emerging artists may have had their careers damaged. If you have illegally downloaded music, you will have damaged the future of the music industry."

    Er, yeah. What absolute bollocks.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    music business tycoons have been forced to travel economy.
    a rock musician drove a Toyota Corolla into a paddling pool.
    and a rapper was forced to subsist on meth, Lindauer and some skank he met in Four Kings

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4421 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    That's actually from the SOCA webpage I posted above, as the Grauniad makes clear. #don'tshootthemessenger

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to nzlemming,

    #don’tshootthemessenger

    I have great respec' for the Grudinad, more so than some other heralds that I care not to mention.
    As others may note, I have little respect for the purveyors of emotive trash for cash.
    I just watched "Descendants"* one of the best movies I have seen in years.
    * it was a SAG only copy that came from the tubes, funny how the actors ain't that worried about returns for the studio.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4679 posts Report Reply

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