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5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 23, 2012, 13:05 Ruffiana
 
Because it happened in a country that we're on good terms with, has strong economic ties to the film industry, and have extradition treaties with?

We pressed Duckworth on this point, and she suggested that the Megaupload operation may not work as a good model for counter-piracy operations in general. "Law enforcement cooperation for US criminal investigations may not go as far in certain countries such as Russia and China where they have lax copyright laws and a huge piracy problem," she said. In addition, countries like Russia will also not extradite their citizens.

Any number of non-cooperative countries more than willing to allow something like this to happen within their borders for the influx tax revenues or direct money alone. And that's without the very real possiblity of a dummy corporation working directly for a government.

I'm not saying we need SOPA in particular, but I'm not opposed to any sort of legislation that helps people protect their copyrights from unauthorized foreign distribution on principle alone...as long as it doesn't affect the fundamental nature of the internet or impose undue burdens on legimimate content providers. Not an easy thing to do. Which is why it can't be left up to a group of lobbyists representing one side only and a bunch of legislators who are utterly clueless and only concerned about the source of bribe money drying up.
 
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  1. Jan 23, 11:01 Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Bill Borre
  2. Jan 23, 11:11  Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Beamer
  3. Jan 23, 11:11  Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? nin
  4. Jan 23, 11:33   Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Beamer
  9. Jan 23, 15:49    Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? ASeven
  10. Jan 23, 15:52     Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? ASeven
  11. Jan 23, 15:55     Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Beamer
  13. Jan 23, 18:28      Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? ASeven
  14. Jan 23, 22:02      Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? jdreyer
  16. Jan 24, 09:33       Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Beamer
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  18. Jan 24, 10:46         Re: If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Beamer
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