Plundering Democracy

The US Government, as requested by the MPAA, threatend the Swedish government and forced them to break their own laws by seizing a pirating website.

It is now being reported that the Swedish Department of Justice received what amounts to orders from the U.S. Administration, who had in turn received ‘requests’ from the MPAA, to shut down Pirate Bay. Orders went straight top to bottom, from the Swedish minister of Justice, to Secretary of Justice, to Chief Prosecutor, etc, to the policemen doing the raid…

“this is even worse than I had possibly imagined. We have a situation where not foreign corporate interests, but foreign governments, pressured by their corporate interests, manage to get young people arrested for something that is not breaking Swedish law”.

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Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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3 comments on “Plundering Democracy
  1. Derwood says:

    The Pirate Bay has been flirting with disaster for a long time now.
    However, they are back online now with a new host in a different country.

    Also, when their host was raided, the police took all servers of their hosting company, effectively killing all sites. This included well over 200 legitimate sites, some were even businesses that rely on their site for work.

    You should go onto their site and read some of the legal threats they’ve recieved over the years. Some of their responses are quite hilarious.

  2. Chrissy says:

    hah I’ve read their responses in the past. I thought they were a bit too cocky but I didn’t know what cocky was till I saw the MPAA’s press release about sinking the pirate bay. I’ll bet you that the pirate bay is now more popular than ever. All thanks to the MPAA!

  3. Derwood says:

    Yeah.. The MPAA and RIAA just don’t get it.. People that want to pirate will always find a way to do it.
    All they are doing is alienating themselves from their honest paying customers.

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