Sket:Sket:marmel:Ragnor:KiwiNZ: Debate all you will, its against the law they got caught boo hoo. Next please.
That's the thing, it's MegaUpload users who upload the content... if MegaUpload complies with takedown notices they aren't breaking the law under the safe harbor?provisions?in the US law.
Personally I think the "anti piracy" aspect is not the real issue and it's the money laundering/fraud charges that are the real driving force for this case.
There is a bit more detail in the PDF linked in the stuff.co.nz article
They are alledging amongst other things that MU encouraged members to upload popular material for others to obtain by offering financial incentives.
They are also alledging child porn and terrorist style videos were distributed via MU.
As for this "dotcom" fella claiming in court he has nothing to hide when the police arrived in two marked police helicopters he barricaded himself in the house. The police had to force entry cutting through electronic locks to get him. By this time he had also armed himself with a shotgun.
Not the type of person we really want in our country.
I'm just wondering... did this actually happen or did a NZherald reporter get a boner and decide to run with his own version of events?
Also could you please back this up with some sort of report... I think you and your story may be surprised with exactly how many helicopters Auckland police have at their disposal ;)
Link to Stuff article which describes how after police identified themselves Dotcom retreated into his house and locked himself in a safe room which police had to cut their way into: