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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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161. Re: Facts about 9/11 and the Patriot Act. Apr 23, 2004, 20:48 Jerykk
 
If you didn't care at least a bit about other people, you would feel no remorse about killing someone for any reason you want. Maybe you like their car, or their house. By the some token, someone would have me remorse for killing you for any reason.

This is exactly the reason why we have laws. Were it not for laws, people would undoubtedly act upon their whims. I'm in no way promoting anarchy, though. I like living without having to worry about getting killed by my neighbor.

As for WebDemon's comment, it's easy to blame 9/11 on America. Make no mistake, I know that much of the world hates America, and for good reason too. We are cocky, obnoxious and stick our noses in other nations' business. However, you don't see French people hijacking planes and crashing them into buildings, now do you? This is a similar issue to school shootings: who do you blame? Do you blame the parents, for raising their children poorly? Do you blame gun retailers, for making guns easy to obtain? Do you blame classmates, for bullying the shooters? Or do you blame the shooters themselves? I blame the shooters themselves, because ultimately, it is their fingers that pull the trigger. The same goes for terrorists. To place most of the blame on America for 9/11 is simply ludicrous. In addition, why would the terrorists target the Twin Towers? There were no significant political figures there. The fact is, the terrorists just wanted to kill Americans, otherwise they would have only attacked the Pentagon. Perhaps you should take a step back and look at what you're saying before you say it.

Oh, and as for me voting for Bush, you're correct. He's the lesser of two evils. On one hand, we have Kerry, who criticizes the Vietnam War one moment, then proudly proclaims himself a Vietnam war hero the next. Not to mention that he actually called the Vietnam war a Republican war. The war started with Johnson, not Nixon. If Kerry gets elected, I have no doubt that he'll apologize to the world and pull the troops out of Iraq. He'll probably put Saddam back into power and apologize to him as well.

On the other hand, we have Bush. Is he perfect? No. He's a poor speaker and he looks like a monkey. But unlike Kerry, he's willing to take risks and assert his willpower on others, whether they like it or not. I applaud aggressive policy. The one black spot on Bush's term is his tolerance of illegal immigrants. The fact that he is giving them rights and renaming them to "temporary workers" is clearly a cheap attempt to get their vote. If it were up to me, I'd have all illegal immigrants (as well as those who employ them) impaled and propped up along the border (ala Vlad the Impaler). As Stalin once said, "Death solves all problems - no man, no problem." Truer words were never spoken. =*]
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