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Originally posted by xman_in_blackx
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
At least we know who the government actually works for. The taxpayers are robbed of trillions and get nothing but pillow talk, but the entertainment industry gets a film pirated and the FBI moves in a task force.
Originally posted by Realtruth
This is not good.
They could have ask the ISP to cooperate and got a court order.
Most ISP's comply when a court order is presented.
This is not good at all.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The speculation in IT circles is that this is related to the pirating of the upcoming X-Men movie. No less ominous... in fact, even more incredible that copyright infringement investigation may result in an entire hosting service-center being shut down.
(running off to make sure the ATS off-site back-ups are up to date)
Originally posted by loam
What a pathetic form of governance we have created for ourselves.
So in an effort to enforce the "property" interests of one party, the government has the right to destroy the property interests of anyone else they choose, if it will further their investigation?
God forbid a criminal suspect should ever make his escape by cutting through your yard. You may just find the state seizing your home in its criminal investigation.
What a bunch of yahoos.
[edit on 4-4-2009 by loam]