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Now, all these alternative ways of getting content look like they have been put on hold for the majority of the wired populace due to the good ole fashioned pillars of justice and equality ‘sic’ that are the FBI!!!! What a lovely surprise I got the other morning as I attempted to login to my Megaupload account to retrieve some photo’s I had stocked there, only to find that the site and its assets had been seized by the US government, and the humans behind it all were now up for infringement of copyright, racketeering, money laundering, and actions perverting the course of justice!!!! I had a lifetime account with these people and seeing as they were not responsible for the content on their servers, just literally to provide space for paying members of the public to upload their stuff.

I found it rather offensive that a bunch of paranoid suits want to have the last word in what I’m allowed to stock or share! Is that it then? The only thing that stands between them getting powers of access to your home so they can confiscate your computer and examine your hard drive is some shitty little law concerning new official bodies such as ‘PIPA’?? The total deprivation of human privacy in your own home vanished away into a paperwork and ligitation nightmare all because you wanted to see the last episode of ‘Desperate Housewives’? And to kick a dog while he’s down, the ruthless and immediate appearance of ‘megaupload.bz’ put in place to rob unwary new subscribers of their bank details and rinse them of every penny they have or more; absolutely unforgivable, yet still operational, nobody seems to be chasing them as far as New Zealand to pick them up and charge them now DO THEY!!!! It really is one law for them and another for everybody else. Fair play to Wikipedia for going offline 24 hours in protest, and in the ‘can’t live with em , can’t live without em’ category, there’s nothing better to stand in the way of progress than the US congressman, and this time round, umming and ahhing and eventually dismissing the new white papers on file sharing, P2P, and the new organizations built to facilitate this latest attack on civil liberty

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