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DoJ Goes Pirate Hunting

Justice Department Announces International Internet Piracy Sweep (thanks Mike Martinez) has word that there's a massive global pirate hunt currently underway:

Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today the most far-reaching and aggressive enforcement action ever undertaken against organizations involved in illegal intellectual property piracy over the Internet. Beginning yesterday morning, law enforcement from 10 countries and the United States conducted over 120 searches worldwide to dismantle some of the most well-known and prolific online piracy organizations.

“Intellectual property theft is a global problem that hurts economies around the world. To be effective, we must respond globally,” Attorney General Ashcroft said. “In the past 24 hours, working closely with our foreign law enforcement counterparts, we have moved aggressively to strike at the very core of the international online piracy world.”

Operation Fastlink is the culmination of four separate undercover investigations simultaneously being conducted by the FBI, coordinated by the FBI Cyber Division, and the U.S. Department of Justice, coordinated by the Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division. As a result of Fastlink, over 120 total searches have been executed in the past 24 hours in 27 states and in 10 foreign countries. Foreign searches were conducted in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden as well as Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Operation Fastlink is the largest multi-national law enforcement effort ever directed at online piracy. Nearly 100 individuals worldwide have been identified by the investigation to date, many of whom are the leaders or high-level members of various international piracy organizations. As the investigations continue, additional targets will be identified and pursued.

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141. Re: Facts about 9/11 and the Patriot Act. Apr 23, 2004, 17:01 Moog Operator
 
"My god. Non-existent "red threat"? Whose history have you been reading, exactly? "
I have been reading the world's history. Name one example of a genuine "red threat" past cuba if you will.

Dislike and all-out hatred and bloodlust are a little different from one another.

Lost touch? Israel has killed no less than 10,000 innocent palestinians through direct military action in the last ten years alone. Seriously, get some news sources other than CNN and Fox. The rest of the world other than America and Israel think Israel is full of shit and is a terrorist state.

HAHAHA!!! Current administration cares about saving kids from murder? How, by using cluster bombs? Or fuel air weapons? OR was it by cutting electricity? OR by bombing crowded markets? OR by cutting off the clean water? Or by arming Israel to the teeth? Do you mean previous administrations maybe? perhaps you are referring to the El Salvadorian death squads who killed 25,000 civies, many of them children? Or by installing the brothers Duvalier in Haiti who killed 5,000 orphans, nuns, priests? Or could you possibly be referring to the irradiating of Iraq with DU causing horrible birth defects, so they die of "natural causes" rather than by picking up a cluster munition? Yeah, your right. Go america go!

The companies will be very pleased.

This comment was edited on Apr 23, 17:09.
 
STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, GET OUT OF THAT BED AND GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR, GET OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE: GET DOWN ON THE CEMENT, I DONT CARE IF YOU'RE NUDE, GET DOWN ON THE CEMENT, I DON'T CARE IF ITS FREEZING! WHERES THE DRUGS, WE KNOW YOU GOT THE DRU
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